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Where Innovation and Manufacturing meet.

Peoria has long been known for its manufacturing prowess. From its early days as the “Whiskey Capital of the World”, to its vital role in the mass production of penicillin during WWII, to the growth of Caterpillar as the world-leader in earth movers, Greater Peoria continues evolving, but remains true to its spirit: We are makers.

The Next Innovation: Biotechnology

Supported by our manufacturing ecosystem and community of supportive resources, Greater Peoria is strongly positioned to become a biomedical manufacturing hub.

Biomedical Companies in Greater Peoria

Peoria Bio-Made

Jake Becraft of Strand Therapeutics, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and stakeholders in the Peoria area are working to realize the Peoria Bio-Made initiative and how it is positioning Peoria, IL to be the next BioMedical Manufacturing hub of the United States.

As stated in Jake’s Op Ed, shared here, Peoria’s legacy as the country’s original biomedical manufacturing location, its healthcare cluster, extraordinarily low utility rates and operational costs make GP an ideal US location for BioMedical Manufacturing.

Supportive Resources

Location Strengths

•  Access both coasts in the same amount of shipping time
•  2.5 hours to both Chicago and St. Louis
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Barge, rail, air and truck shipping available year round
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The only downstate Customs Agent in IL
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Collaborative and committed stakeholders that work to ensure a project’s success

Operational Cost Savings

•  Opportunity Zones
•  TIFF Districts
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Enterprise Zones
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Foreign Trade Zone
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Some of the lowest Energy Rates in the country

More resources and partners

Register here for the Peoria BioMade Meet & Greet

Event Details

When: Tuesday, May 11 at 11:00 AM

Where: A Zoom meeting link will be emailed prior to the event.

Jake Becraft of Strand Therapeutics, the Greater Peoria (GP) EDC, and stakeholders in the Peoria area invite you to a 1 hour virtual meet and greet event about the Peoria BioMade initiative and how it is positioning Peoria, IL to be the next BioMedical Manufacturing hub of the United States.

Peoria’s legacy as the country’s original biomedical manufacturing location, its healthcare cluster, extraordinarily low utility rates and operational costs make GP an ideal US location for BioMedical Manufacturing. Between GP’s hard assets, its political support, and its central location, we have the resources to realize Jake’s vision and invite you to be a part of the effort.

At this event, you will learn more about the Peoria BioMade initiative, hear how to get involved and meet others in the community working to grow Peoria’s next innovation – BioMedical Manufacturing.

We look forward to seeing you on May 11 at 11:00 am.



Want To Learn More? Contact Us.

Lenora Fisher
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Director of Business Attraction
C: 309-253-6010
E: lfisher@greaterpeoriaedc.org

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