Mt. Vernon, IL, Jefferson County, IL, Economic Development, workforce, Rend Lake CollegeMt. Vernon, in Jefferson County, IL, is the hub of economic activity in Southern Illinois. Located just one hour east of St. Louis, MO, our location at the junction of Interstates 57 and 64 in Southern Illinois gives your company north/south, east/west access to over  66% of the United States making shipping and receiving easier and more economical. We have the support companies you need to keep your fleet on the road and your product moving.

Our workforce is ready, willing, and able to help you move your project from start up to full production in record time. With the assistance and outstanding services of our workforce development team and customized training programs through Rend Lake College, we can advise and support your company through the application, hiring, and training process.

You will find a business friendly environment in City of Mount Vernon/Jefferson County. The City of Mount Vernon has a progressive Mayor and Council who streamlined the local permitting process, pre-zoned property, created Tax Increment Financing Districts, and they maintain the Mount Vernon/Jefferson County Enterprise Zone to keep your project on track. Major corporations like Walgreens Distribution Center and Continental Tire the Americas have already discovered the many paybacks of locating in Mount Vernon.