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Illinois West Central Region

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Regional Hubs

  • Quincy
  • Galesburg
  • Macomb
  • Monmouth
  • Pittsfield
  • Abingdon
  • Rushville
  • Carthage

Counties

  • Adams
  • Knox
  • McDonough
  • Hancock
  • Warren
  • Pike
  • Schuyler
  • Henderson
  • Brown

Key Industries

  • Manufacturing & Food Processing
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services

Major Employers and Headquarters

Higher Education

Unique Facts

  • Population 213,370+; Workforce 95,000
  • The West Central Region has some of the best farmland in the USA, with farms and agriculture-related businesses contributing more than 200 million bushels of corn and soybeans to the state’s agriculture economy in 2014
  • Robust transportation network includes access to:
    • Interstates, four-lane highways
    • The Mississippi and Illinois rivers
    • Class 1 and short line rail
    • Commercial airports
    • More than 20 trucking firms in Adams County alone, allowing products to reach 2/3 of the USA and parts of Canada within a three-day period

Region Specific Assistance

Salvador Garza
West Central Region Manager
309-259-0171
salvador.garza@illinois.gov

The Illinois Department of Commerce is Your One-Stop Resource

  • Site Selection
  • Customized Workforce Training
  • Regional & Local Collaboration
  • Expedited Permitting, Licensing & Other Approvals
  • Connection to Key Stakeholders and Civic & Business Partners
  • Potential Financial Support
  • And more!

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