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Grow in Greater Peoria

Find current economic and community data and the available site and building information needed for the site-selection process. Why Greater Peoria? Because we make it easy for you to join a business community that is primed for resilient growth in a strategically desirable location.

In Peoria the folks are very friendly, the businesses reach out to one another, and you can make great connections here. - Cindy Loos, VP, Hanson Professional Service

Pretty much anything that you want to do in a big city you can do it here. And if you really want to go to a big city for a weekend visit, everything is only two and a half, three hours so it’s easy. - Dr. Salimath, Bariatric Surgeon at Unity Point

We have a great downtown and waterfront, great restaurants and entertainment, and this is the best place to grow a family. Matt George, Chilidren's Home

Peoria is a great place to work because of the diverse and collaborative nature of everyone in the community. - John Sutherland, President, River City Construction

It’s right in the center of the state, it’s centrally located. You’re within 500 miles of probably half the population of the country. As far as from a transportation situation, as far as deliveries, it’s a good place to be based.  - Dan Hayes, Federal Companies

Easy, traffic free commutes, the ease of doing business anywhere in the country, and outdoor activities like mountain biking and wakeboarding make it a great place to be.  I love it here. - Sean Garrett, Cullinan Properties

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Growth and Sustainability

As a mid-size metro, we take the needs of our existing and startup businesses very seriously.  The companies that are located here benefit from a networked and supportive business community.  That dedication to our region’s companies ensures their growth and resiliency.

Preparing for the future

With targeted regional initiatives guiding the development of our workforce to prepare our people for the jobs of the future, Greater Peoria is prepared to outfit your new location with the talent you need to find success in the 21st century. Not to mention the low costs of business and living that make it easy to grow quickly.

Industries with history

Within our well-established leading industries of healthcare, manufacturing, agribusiness, and logistics we have developed a strong and skilled workforce that makes Greater Peoria an easy place to grow and innovate. This history and experience has given our region an innate ability to foster quick success for new businesses in these industries.

Why Greater Peoria? Get the report!

More and more business leaders choose mid-sizes metros. It’s all about lower costs combined with all the amenities of a big city.

Get to know Greater Peoria

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We Ease Location Navigation.

As a site selector or business leader taking on the critical task of nailing down the next best location, we know there are many factors to consider and hurdles to navigate. In Greater Peoria — a logistically ideal mid-size metro area in the Midwest U.S. — you will find partners that help streamline and simplify your job. We can help you cut through the clutter and get down to business quickly and efficiently. Need a place to start? Here she is!

Lenora Fisher
Director of Business Attraction
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
309.253.6010

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