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This information about the Jacksonville, Illinois area was provided through our GUIDE Network Survey research.  If this information is helpful to you, please let them know.  Contact us as above if we may be of service.
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Contact :

Terry Denison


Jacksonville Regional EDC

221 East State Street

Jacksonville, IL  62650-2012


Phone :  (217)479-4627

Fax :      (217)479-4629




Alternate contact :

Bonni Waters Vice President

Geographic area served  

radius map and notes about the location, which is much closer to St. Louis, MO than Chicago, IL.  More detailed maps of the area are available on the JREDC website.

The Jacksonville Regional EDC supports business development in Jacksonville IL and the surrounding area.

The area is located along Interstate 72 west of Springfield IL, approximately 90 miles northeast of St. Louis via Interstate 55, which is a major north-south corridor from Chicago.  There are convenient Interstate routes from this area to much of the US, away from the congestion and higher costs of large cities.

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  •  Contacts in Chicago and St. Louis often know little about this part of central Illinois
  •  The population within the travel to work area, given uncongested highways, is higher than statistics for just the city or county might suggest during location searches
Highlights of recent developments of interest to investors
  •  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
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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
Scope of investment support services offered
  •  Proactive business retention and expansion program through local company visits to resolve issues quickly and find creative solutions to local business growth needs
  •  Information about project finance and incentives is available, including information about the Jacksonville/Morgan County Enterprise Zone, local TIF Districts (tax increment financing), and other resources such as Tri-County CDC gap financing
Other organizations supporting direct investment in the area

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity



County and City

Recruitment and Training

  •  Jacksonville Job Center
    • On-the-Job Training assistance     (217)243-5846 ext 233

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce


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