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Connect to the world.

Your transportation, logistics or distribution business will fit right in alongside other industry leaders already taking advantage of our prime location, available resources, and low cost of doing business.

Leaders in Logistics.

Greater Peoria is your global launching point, supported by some of the top logistics and transportation companies in the industry and an advanced infrastructure for moving your goods quickly and efficiently.

In the middle of everything

You can easily access major U.S. markets from Greater Peoria

Quad Cities      90 mi
Chicago           150 mi
St. Louis           170 mi
Indianapolis    210 mi
New York        928 mi
Houston          946 mi
Los Angeles  1,947 mi

Location, Location, Location.

You can get to practically anywhere from Greater Peoria. We’re within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population and accessible to the world via transportation infrastructure — by river, air, road, and rail.

Rail

Greater Peoria has its own terminal and switching railroad, as well as 4 regional carriers. Our 11 rail lines are operated by BNSF, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Rail America, Genesee & Wyoming, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Pioneer Railroad, and T&P.

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River

As the largest city on the Illinois River, Peoria and the surrounding region are at the heart of the nation’s inland waterway system. The river serves as a critical transportation link with 41 barge terminals, moving goods from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Road

With direct access to major interstates I-74, I-55, and I-39 and linkage to numerous other major thoroughfares, there is no question that distribution by road is made simple with a location in Greater Peoria. Hit the road and reach major metros like Chicago and St. Louis in less than 3 hours.

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Peoria International Airport

Greater Peoria is your global launching point, supported by some of the top logistics and transportation companies in the industry and an advanced infrastructure for moving your goods quickly and efficiently.

Peoria International Airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry.
Peoria International Airport is an active air cargo and express airport with over 50 million tons of cargo/express and mail passing through the airport each year.

*Source: FlyPIA.com.

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Supportive Resources

Foreign-Trade Zone #114
Greater Peoria is in Foreign Trade Zone 114 which provides over two-million square feet of warehousing and distribution space available for general purpose zone usage. Operating within these zones comes with numerous benefits such as lower duties, cost avoidance, staging and showcasing capabilities, and assembly cost savings. For more details contact Sally Hanley, Director of Foreign-Trade Zone #114 at shanley@greaterpeoriaedc.org.

SBDC International Trade Center
Since 1989, the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University has helped hundreds of Illinois companies take advantage of the potential of the international marketplace. The ITC expanded in 1994 to include specialized assistance to ensure exporters obtain the benefits associated with Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), including NAFTA.

More resources and partners

Success Story: Bump Boxes

Bump Boxes, co-founded by Christine and Lee Deehring just a bit over three years ago, is the world’s largest pregnancy subscription service. The company organizes boxes of items tailored to each month of pregnancy and new motherhood.  From a smallish warehouse in Peoria, tens of thousands of boxes are packaged and shipped all over the world. Bump Boxes has expanded to provide boxes to expecting dads, too, and is growing its presence in the business-to-business world.

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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