Illinois Southwest Region

Regional Hubs

  • Belleville
  • Granite City
  • O’Fallon
  • Alton
  • East St. Louis
  • Collinsville
  • Edwardsville

Counties

  • Madison
  • St. Clair
  • Clinton
  • Monroe
  • Randolph
  • Jersey
  • Bond
  • Washington
  • Calhoun

Key Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Distribution Logistics

Major Employers and Headquarters

Higher Education

Unique Facts

  • Population 700,000; 273,100+ Workforce
  • Located within 500 miles of one-third of nation’s population
  • Since 2000, over 8,700 businesses were created and employ over 45,700 in well-paying jobs
  • Robust multimodal connectivity via rail, road, river and air
  • Interstates 40, 55, 64, 70, 255, and 270 run through the region
  • America’s Central Port transports more than $1.1B in freight annually
  • 6 Class-1 railroads; 2 multimodal harbors

Region Specific Assistance

Tracey Glenn
Southwest Region Manager
217-622-3242
tracey.glenn@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!