While the Decatur and Macon County region is attractive for nearly all types of business operations, the Midwest Inland Port and the Economic Development Corporation have identified targeted industry sectors that match the areas’ strengths, goals and assets. These targeted sectors were chosen based upon the opportunity for growth, workforce ready labor, and their connections to other industries already here.

Advanced Manufacturing

Decatur and Macon County have a strong heritage of manufacturing excellence – making it an ideal location for advanced manufacturing. The manufacturing industry in Decatur is diverse and provides a supportive ingrastructure, raw goods and materials, and available workforce.

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Home to a $9 billion crop business, bio-seed products market, and a leading producer of corn and soy, Illinois has become a juggernaut in the bioscience and technology industry. With a rich heritage of agriculture and food sciences, Decatur and Macon County is poised to become a major contributor to this industry for our state.

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Food and Agriculture

Decatur and Macon County have emerged as a global force in the food and agriculture industry. With workforce ready labor, thriving economy, and world-renowned food industry giants, the region offers advantages that accommodate and encourage business growth. Along with linked and supporting industries present here, Decatur offers logistical access and services through the Midwest Inland Port (MIP).

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Electric Vehicle & Clean Energy

Decatur, Illinois is located in the Mid Illinois hub for the State of Illinois EV Innovation Cluster focused on electric vehicle and component manufacturers around the electrification, energy innovation, policy and technology. Our growing electric transportation supply-chain network, alternative energy assets including large carbon capture technology centers coupled with our internationally recognized research institutions, innovation and testing centers, and Manufacturing Training Academies.  We are ready to adapt and withstand the growth requirements and transform public policy to enable rapid growth and support of advanced energy businesses.

Learn more about our EV & Clean Energy resources

Full Decatur and Macon County Brochure


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