The front of the Springfield capitol building

A yard of shipping containers

An ariel view of a bridge

Mid-Illinois
Collaborative

Bloomington • Champaign • Decatur • Peoria • Springfield • Tuscola

The front of the Springfield capitol building

A yard of shipping containers

An ariel view of a bridge

Mid-Illinois
Collaborative

Bloomington • Champaign • Decatur • Peoria • Springfield • Tuscola

We’re At The Center Of It All

A collaboration of communities situated in the heart of the United States, the Mid-Illinois Collaborative brings ease of access to breakthrough technology, research organizations, and one of the most diverse, dynamic economies in the country. It’s all right here — come meet us in the middle. Mid-Illinois Collaborative is a connected triangle of communities encompassing the Central Illinois Region. Local Economic Development Corporation enterprises have collaborated to create a united system to advance our regional economy, grow our talent pool, and mobilize business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy. Working as one, we will leverage the market resources in our regional economy and advance business opportunities while building stronger communities.

#1

Midwest State for Workforce Development

Site Selection Magazine

#2

In the nation for infrastructure

CNBC

9

Credit rating upgrades

Illinois Department of Commerce

3 Billion

EDGE & REV Incentivized Investments

Illinois Department of Commerce

145

Low-Interest Small Business Loans through Advantage Illinois

Illinois Department of Commerce

Designated Tech Hubs

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has named the Central Illinois Fermentation and Agriculture Biomanufacturing Hub (iFAB) a designated Tech Hub. The iFAB Hub is just one of two hubs awarded to Illinois and 31 nationally and the only one of its kind. This initiative encompasses Champaign-Urbana and Decatur MSAs, which include Champaign, Piatt, and Macon counties, as designated Tech Hubs.

Community. Opportunity. Entertainment.

Community

The region offers a welcoming atmosphere where individuals can enjoy the connectedness of a close-knit community while also having access to a wide range of conveniences.

Opportunity

A wide range of major industries call this area home, including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, research and development, and transportation.

Entertainment

All work and no play certainly make for a dull time, which is why Mid-Illinois offers a variety of attractions and family-friendly destinations for all to enjoy.

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