Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Illinois gives companies so many powerful advantages. First, there’s our central location, at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 64 (and close to I-70), putting your company within an eight-hour truck drive of more than 133 million consumers, with access to several Class I rail carriers, and with an airport capable of handling 757s.

Local businesses draw upon a labor shed of more than 639,000 workers within a one-hour drive, and local K-12 and postsecondary educators keep our workforce pipeline strong and well-prepared for the needs of today’s companies.

With project sites as large as 450 acres and available buildings of up to 50,000 square feet, Jefferson County, Illinois offers companies excellent and affordable options for companies in many industries. Jefferson County has been a center for top-quality manufacturing since the late 1800s.

Our transportation infrastructure benefits manufacturers and companies in other industries and is a key reason companies choose to locate major distribution facilities here.

Our thriving communities and location at the meeting point of two Interstate highways make us a natural location for a broad range of retail businesses and healthcare operations.

Best of all, our county is a place filled with friendly people, offering affordable living, and providing a surprisingly long list of activities and opportunities.

Whether they’re in Mt. Vernon or one of our charming smaller communities, residents enjoy the comfort and safety of Southern Illinois, plus the added advantage of getting to the excitement of St. Louis in just 90 minutes.

We invite you to take a closer look at all the advantages of doing business in Jefferson County, Illinois.