Welcome to the Peoria Metro! This is your access point for business opportunities in Central Illinois. The Economic Development Council for Central Illinois serves the businesses and communities of the Peoria metropolitan region by strengthening the local business structure and assisting companies in relocating or expanding in our region.

This economic development website is designed to assist company owners and site selection consultants with their information research process. If you would like to work directly with our business development director, click here for contact information.

For more information about Peoria Metro click here

On this site you will find:
Site and Building Database – a comprehensive, up-to-date, searchable database of available buildings and commercial real estate in the tri county region. Our database powered by LocationOne.
Statistics – our datacenter offers a wide variety of local information including demographics, fast facts, regional economy reports and more. Need something not listed in the datacenter? Contact our research department.
Regional News – For the most recent news, see our listing below or use the search window in the upper left corner to search our site and archives.
More – Browse through our site using the navigation panel on the left or use the quick access buttons at the top of this page.

Ten industry clusters have been targeted by the EDC for growth in our region.
Click here to learn more about these targeted industries and the EDC Strategy Groups.

Peoria Metro is the business recruitment brand of the Economic Development Council for Central Illinois.


Focus Forward Central Illinois it’s a top-down/ bottom-up asset-based economic development strategy designed to engage all populations in a regional effort to transform mindset, economic performance, environment and leadership in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Mason counties. Leaders in this effort already identified Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based goals (S.M.A.R.T.) for creating the new economic development strategy. They include: increasing population to 386,475 by 2017 from 2010 Census figures of 375,218. Also: creating more than 13,000 jobs; improving nearly 20,000 jobs by $5,000/ annually; ramping up the number of bachelor and graduate degrees; and increasing the 25-44 year-old age bracket from about 25 percent currently to 30 percent in 2017.

For more information about Focus Forward Central Illinois click here


March 24, 2014

Peoria, IL (March 24, 2014) – The CEO Council has promoted Jim Lynch to Executive Director.

March 21, 2014

The fourth quarter local business and economic indicator Summary Index for the Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA; Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark and Marshall Counties) rose 0.7% from

March 19, 2014

Peoria, IL (March 17, 2014) — In collaboration with the City of Peoria, City of Washington, and the Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a Shop Washington we

March 3, 2014

This FREE event sponsored by the City of Peoria, the County of Peoria, Peoria Housing Authority, Peoria Park District, and CityLink will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm a