Illinois Southeast Region

Regional Hubs

  • Charleston
  • Mattoon
  • Centralia
  • Effingham
  • Olney
  • Paris
  • Robinson

Counties

  • Coles
  • Marion
  • Effingham
  • Fayette
  • Crawford
  • Edgar
  • Lawrence
  • Richland
  • Clark
  • Moultrie
  • Clay
  • Cumberland
  • Jasper

Key Industries

  • Automotive
  • Printing Services
  • Furniture
  • Oil & Gas Production & Transportation Downstream Metal Products
  • Production Technology & Heavy Machinery
  • Wood Products
  • Upstream Chemical Products Leather & Related Products
  • Food Processing & Manufacturing

Major Employers and Headquarters

Higher Education

Unique Facts

  • Population: 272,400+; Workforce 121,600+
  • Interstates 70 and 57, two separate rail lines servicing Canadian National & CSX, multiple public-use airports
  • Southeastern Illinois is marked by many parks and wildlife attractions

Region Specific Assistance

Kala Lambert
Southeast Region Manager
217-836-8376
kala.lambert@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!