Nicole Bateman

Executive Director, Midwest Inland Port & Community Marketing Manager, Limitless Decatur & Macon County

Nicole Bateman is the Executive Director of the Midwest Inland Port, the strategic development of Decatur through public-private partnerships as a distribution transportation center, capitalizing on Decatur’s central geography, its existing intermodal services from ADM, rail services from 3 Class I railroads, the potential of its quality airport infrastructure and its interstate access. Overseen by the EDC of Decatur-Macon County, this freight-driven effort is working to be Illinois’ designated downstate freight transportation hub with a focus on broad-based economic development throughout the central Illinois region to relieve rail and highway congestion in Chicago.

She also serves as the Community Marketing Manager for Limitless Decatur & Macon County. In this role she is responsible for executing the new marketing and branding campaign for the area, working with organizations, businesses, educational institutions and the community at large to help shift perceptions, enhance the quality of life, and recruit new residents and businesses to Decatur and Macon County.

Nicole’s professional experiences include marketing, sales, and management in the private and non-profit sectors, distribution, public relations and communications work.  She is a graduate of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Communications and Education. 

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