Dependable water source via Lake Decatur with 6 billion gallons and increased treatment capacity
Affordable, deregulated electric and natural gas utilities
The Midwest Inland Port, a multi-modal transportation hub located in Decatur that delivers international flexibility for companies through a well- positioned transportation corridor, connecting the Midwest to the East, West and Gulf Coasts of North America.
Exceptional distribution reach to more than 95 million consumers within a 500-mile radius, which is a greater reach than Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City.
Available and skilled workforce
Bandwidth: few cities around the State of Illinois can compete with the fiber optic bandwidth we offer in Decatur. Along with an existing fiber network, the City and the School District will continue to extend the routes.
Some of the benefits of the Midwest Inland Port include:
An intermodal ramp with 25-minute average turn times with direct access to Class I Railroads connecting to all North American rail networks
A diverse community of importers and exporters in the area creates opportunities for intermodal container match-back shipments
Non-congested, toll-free access to one of the country’s heaviest trucking and railway traffic flows
A quick channel to coastal and export markets
Possible reduced supply chain logistics costs.
Third Party Logistics providers offering freight forwarding, transloading, warehousing, stock management, temperature-controlled storage and more
An abundance of competitively priced labor and an available workforce
An airport equipped with a Foreign Trade Zone, a Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) and runways measuring 8,400’ long and 150’ wide to handle large aircrafts
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While the Decatur and Macon County region is attractive for nearly all types of business operations, the Economic Development Corporation has identified targeted industry sectors that match the area’s strengths, goals and assets. These include Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Biotechnology and Medical/Pharmaceutical, and Food Ingredients and Agriculture.
These targeted sectors were chosen based upon the opportunity for growth, workforce ready labor, and their connections to other industries already here. To learn more about why Decatur and Macon County is the best choice for your business, please contact us.