Greater Peoria was first explored by the French and you will find a French influence in the naming of several towns and landmarks in the region, including the Village of Creve Coeur, site of the first European settlement in Illinois, and the Hotel Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria.
The region’s strongest French investment comes from TRIGO-SCSI, which provides containment, logistics, and quality services to the most successful OEMs and suppliers. TRIGO-SCSI is also part of the Greater Peoria Manufacturing Network, a nimble eco-system of companies that rapidly scales with all of your manufacturing needs.
Nestlé, the renowned Swiss, multinational food processor, operates a world-leading pumpkin producer in Morton called Libby’s Pumpkin. Libby’s was founded in 1868 and now produces 80% of the canned pumpkin in the US. Morton is the self proclaimed “pumpkin capital of the world“.
Greater Peoria is home to several successful industry-leading Indian owned and operated businesses, big and small. Our region has also seen a tremendous growth in Indian population, nearly doubling since 2010. This population has helped create a connected community of members through efforts such as the Asian Indian Community Collaboration of Peoria, which connects volunteers with public service opportunities.
The annual Passage to India, a cultural charity event benefitting Easterseals Central Illinois, has become a cherished gem in our region.
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