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Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corp. - Area Profile

Contact :   TEL   847-304-4655

Bruce Donnelly   bruce@gdi-solutions.com    (Biography)

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Please contact us if interested in Jacksonville, Illinois as a business location.

 

GUIDE Area Profile : Jacksonville, Illinois

Recent developments : updating information at this time The following links scroll down

Radius map and notes about the location of Jacksonville IL, which is much closer to St. Louis, MO than Chicago, IL

 

Please let us know if you notice any updates which need to be made.

Executive Summary

Website : www.jredc.org

Contact information
Competitive advantages of the area for potential investors
  •  Major strategic sites up to 550 acres, and large industrial buildings, with good Interstate, rail and river services for logistics needs
  •  Proven effectiveness as a national distribution center for consumer products
  •  Lower costs and strong work ethic, work force flexibility as a rural location
  •  Strong community support of business development
 
  •  Ranked by Site Selection magazine in 2004 as a Top 100 Micropolitan area
  •  Testimonials from executives in the area are available on the website.
    • Computer Sciences Corporation has over 300 employees handling the outsourced administration of more than 500,000 insurance policies.
    • National Starch & Chemical Company has a 200,000 sq ft plant on 250 acres along the Illinois River manufacturing specialty resins and adhesives
    • Several other testimonials highlight benefits of the area for businesses which operate nationally and internationally, rather than just in the local region
 

Terry Denison

President

Jacksonville Regional EDC

221 East State Street

Jacksonville, IL  62650-2012

 

Phone :  (217)479-4627

Fax :      (217)479-4629

 

email     terry@jredc.org

 

Alternate contacts :

Bonni Waters, Vice President

List of available sites or facilities :

Refer to the JREDC website for links to the lists of available sites and buildings, but this information (as provided through the Location One service) should be verified through personal contact with staff as above.  Properties may be in the process of acquisition or development, or may potentially be available, beyond the current listings.  As another example, staff may be aware of plans by local companies to relocate to larger facilities, leaving space which would not yet be listed.  Personal contact quickly establishes whether relevant buildings or sites may be available to meet specific project requirements.

Examples - strategic sites

None featured at this time.  Note that there are various large sites - from 50 to 550 acres.

Service Provider Relationships

 

JREDC has been a sponsor of the CoreNet Global chapter in Chicago, and has hosted networking events in the area to meet with location consultants and corporate real estate professionals.  No service providers have been specified at this time who have strong knowledge of the Jacksonville area, such as through work on recent projects there.

Other Resources

 

Article Archives

No articles about Jacksonville IL as a business location identified at this time.

GIS Map Makers

GIS map capabilities are not provided through their website, but it does offer :

 

 Data Pointers - see also Consultant Tips

 

Standardized community data as well as listings of buildings and sites are potentially available through the website, which links to the Location One service, but the most timely information is obtained by direct contact with JREDC staff.

 

As a small organization, the capability to maintain a large amount of standardized data is limited, so personal requests for the information which is most important are generally better than reliance on the Location One website content.  It is a useful starting point, but the information should be confirmed.  This includes the list of available sites and buildings, particularly because sites under development or which could potentially be acquired quickly for specific needs may not be listed through that service.  Personal contact is better.

Sponsored articles, PR

None identified at this time

News and newsletters

JREDC publishes a quarterly newsletter, "A place for you", which highlights recent local business activity, rankings, and other news, including new site development work and infrastructure improvements.  Copies of past issues are available on their website.

 Companies in the Area

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Past Projects

No profiles of past projects are available at this time.  The JREDC newsletter, for which back issues are available through their website, highlights some recent business expansion projects in the area.

Testimonials

There are several good testimonials from executives in the area on the website.

  • Computer Sciences Corporation has over 300 employees handling the outsourced administration of more than 500,000 insurance policies.
  • National Starch & Chemical Company has a 200,000 sq ft plant on 250 acres along the Illinois River manufacturing specialty resins and adhesives
  • Other testimonials highlight benefits of the area for businesses which operate nationally and internationally, rather than just in the local region
  • Several comment on the local colleges, low rates of employee turnover, logistics considerations, and general quality of life aspects of the area
Relationship Disclosure

Written by GDI Solutions : Summarizes the working relationship with GDI Solutions (GUIDE Area Profile only, SICR, or other services) and how long it has existed.

Summarizes the scope of knowledge and experience of the relationship leader (right) for support of investor interests in the area

Scope of relationship with related organizations (as may be explained separately in their Profiles, if applicable, but may involve non-participants too, as in the case of prior work experience by the relationship leader or colleagues).

Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential investors :

  •  Bruce Donnelly

    Please advise regarding any necessary corrections to this Area Profile, or if we may be of assistance with your expansion interests in this area.

     

    The relationship leader is responsible for maintaining sufficiently frequent contact and knowledge at GDI Solutions about the participating area.  The leader keeps published GUIDE Area Profiles timely and consistent, and serves as an initial point of contact for any investors who may choose not to contact the local area representatives yet about their interests, such as at a very exploratory or confidential stage of project planning or information gathering.

Investment Incentives Available in the Area Local contacts which may interest some potential investors:

 

 

Regional directories of economic development representatives and related contacts.
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Major project announcements and GUIDE Project Profiles by area (selective lists) - see also by Industry
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US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Selective lists of major companies, websites, and area representatives organized by location   (under development, suggestions welcome).  There are just initial lists, and will change significantly over time with local feedback.
US : Northeast    NY   CT   MA US : Great Lakes    OH  MI  IL  WI  MN Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic   PA  NJ  MD  VA  NC US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast   FL  GA US : South Central  Texas

US : West Coast

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Central America, Caribbean
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