Target Industry: Distribution

Target Industry: Distribution

Jefferson County, Illinois
is a center for the distribution industry

Jefferson County, Illinois is a crossroads for both road and rail — and that’s just part of the reason we provide an ideal location for distribution and logistics facilities.

At the connection between Interstates 57 and 64, and a short drive from I-70, Jefferson County, Illinois provides fast access throughout the Midwest, South, the Plains, and the East., with more than 133 million consumers living within an eight-hour truck drive. That connectivity also places a labor force of more than 639,000 within an hour of our businesses.

We’re at the junction of three Class I rail lines, with the Milano Railway Logistics transload facility providing a local interchange and connections to BNSF, Canadian National, Evansville Western, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and CSX. Milano also provides storage, trucking, a laydown yard, and logistics services, along with high-volume metal recycling. And when it comes to air cargo, Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN) accommodates aircraft as large as 757s with a 6,500×150-foot ILS-equipped runway.

Jefferson County’s workforce stays strong with employer-focused high school and postsecondary programs in fields such as robotics, diesel mechanics, facilities management, maintenance, construction, electricity, business, and accounting. Plus, the cost of doing business here is low, thanks in large part to remarkably affordable electricity, natural gas, and broadband.