Your Life Made Here
October is a special month in Greater Peoria, Illinois, as it marks Manufacturing Month. Our region has a rich manufacturing heritage, with one in ten residents employed in this sector. A recent report showed that manufacturing contributes a remarkable 31% to our local GDP, amounting to a staggering $4.1 billion.
While we’re known for heavy machinery manufacturing, we make a diverse range of products that impact daily life. From sunglasses to canned pumpkin, our manufacturing prowess extends to items you might not expect. These products aren’t just for our community; they’re shipped nationwide and even globally, bringing economic growth and job opportunities.
Manufacturing is the foundation of our economy, and this month is a reminder to celebrate and support our local makers. Happy Manufacturing Month!