Why SW Illinois

America's Center for Transportation, Gateway to the World

Southwestern Illinois

Just a river's width from St. Louis' Gateway Arch, the Southwestern Illinois portion of the St. Louis metropolitan area has experienced unprecedented economic growth over the past few years and continues to be a hot spot for development.

Known in today's real estate circles as the St. Louis Metro East Submarket, the area offers thousands of acres of prime development sites supported by one of the most cost-effective intermodal transportation systems in America, located literally in the shadow of the downtown skyline.

Composed of Madison and St. Clair counties, Southwestern Illinois has invested billions of dollars on modern river, rail, highway, and air transportation infrastructure. Those investments, coupled with our ideal location in the heart of the U.S., provide efficient and low-cost access to the Midwest, the U.S., and beyond. It's a combination that's fueling the region's growth in all sectors and continues to attract the attention of members of the logistics and distribution industry.

Browse our site to learn more about available sites and buildings, incentives, our work force, and more to see how Southwestern Illinois can be your gateway to the world.

Click here for site selection data compiled for Madison and St. Clair counties.