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Jackson County

Jackson County
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is home to more than 11,000 students. In 2022, the Princeton Review ranked SIU as one of the best universities in the Midwest
Largest Towns
Carbondale (25,083)
Murphysboro (7,093)
Top Private Sector Industries
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Education & Training Resources
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
John A. Logan College (Carterville, Illinois)
By the
People within
25 miles
People within
50 miles
Cost of
Below National Avg.
Location of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a national public research university with over 11,000 students
Southern Illinois Airport is a full-service facility providing three lighted all- weather runways and an array of aircraft and pilot services
Class 1 railway (Canadian National Railway and Amtrak) on eastern side of the county
Multiple Mississippi River access points including boat ramps and possible barge offloading sites
Six lane Illinois Route 13 provides easy access to Interstate 57 in neighboring county
Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), TIF Districts (in Carbondale and Murphysboro), Illinois Energy Transition Community Support grants, Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative
Jackson County: Southern Illinois Airport
The Assets:
Home to Southern Illinois University’s aviation flight and technologies programs
Eighth busiest airport in Illinois, nearly 100,000 aircraft operation in 2020
Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) offering fuel and ground handling as well as hangars and parking
Three runways, longest measuring 6,506 by 100 feet, capable of accommodating aircraft such as a Boeing 757 and Gulfstream V
Abundant land available in direct proximity to airport facilities
The Opportunity
Development of additional aviation related enterprises
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