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. 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. 
Creating more than 13,000 jobs; improving nearly 20,000 jobs by $5,000/ annually 
Ramping up the number of bachelor and graduate degrees 
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


August 8, 2014

Annual Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo.

September 17, 2014-Peoria NEXT Innovation Center


August 8, 2014

Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup. As the author of The Coming Jobs War, Mr.

July 16, 2014

Good Afternoon,