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Jefferson County

Important Assets
  • Important crossroads of region and logistical hub. Intersection of Interstate Highways 57 and 64 with an average daily traffic count of over 37,000 vehicles.
  • Access to major railroads including the Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, and Union Pacific.
  • Mt. Vernon Outland Airport is located in Mt. Vernon (40 miles from Marion).
  • Major employers include Continental Tire (3,600 employees) and Walgreens Distribution Center (1,500 employees).
  • Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), TIF District (in Mt. Vernon).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Manufacturing: 4,033 Employees
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 3,828 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 2,163 Employees
  • Transportation and Warehousing: 1,791 Employees

By the Numbers

Median Household Income
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Mt. Vernon Opportunity Zone

Jefferson County: Mt. Vernon Ninth Street Development

The Assets
  • Mt. Vernon is a major regional crossroads. Downtown located at intersection of IL State Routes 15 and 37 and within three miles of two major interstate highways (I 57 and I 64).
  • Downtown Mt. Vernon is the geographic, civic, cultural, and financial center of Jefferson County. Destination for entertainment,festivals,restaurants,and retail.
  • Ninth Street is a three block area anchored by two theaters (The Granada and The Stadium). The Granada was recently renovated and reopened in August 2020 as an events center.
  • Ninth Street Includes mix of historic one --, two --, and three story structures.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in current businesses on Ninth Street or in existing businesses looking to relocate to Ninth Street.
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