Decatur, Illinois has emerged as a global force in the manufacturing, biotechnology, food and agriculture, and logistics industries. Along with a proven history in these industries, Decatur offers logistical access and services through the Midwest Inland Port (MIP). The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County along with the MIP Strategic Development Coalition invite you to discover Decatur and our surrounding region.
There are many reasons to call Decatur home. From the six billion gallon freshwater supply of Lake Decatur and deregulated energy utilities to logistics capabilities and the highest speed broadband network, Decatur is a welcoming community with limitless possibilities.
Decatur and Macon County offer access to a labor force of over 533,000 within a one hour drive of Decatur, with a strong availability of employment specialization in manufacturing and other targeted industries. In addition, costs of living are low, with the lowest housing costs in the nation.
Home to the Midwest Inland Port, businesses located here enjoy access to over 99 million consumers within 500 miles, direct rail connectivity to major North American seaports and access to global markets, abundant warehousing and logistics support services, specialized and customizable workforce training programs, and a community named one of the Best Cities in Illinois for families.
The world is changing, and Decatur and Macon County is ready to help you with centrally located, made-in-the-Midwest benefits. Our combination of amenities such as dependable freshwater supply, bandwidth, warehousing capabilities and deregulated utilities align with important cost-savings considerations for many industries—medical manufacturing being at the top of the list.
Reach 99 million customers in just one day in this prime location. Decatur and Macon County offer a vast inventory of shovel-ready properties for site development. Use our interactive map to find the site that meets your unique needs.
Local governments and partners in Decatur and Macon County have cultivated a business-friendly environment. In addition to local incentives, a variety of state and federal options are available, including a prime Enterprise Zone and multiple Tax Increment Finance Districts (TIFs).