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Jefferson County

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Jefferson County is home to Rend Lake, along with Franklin County, the 13-mile long reservoir supplies 15 million gallons of drinking water per day to 300,000 people in southern Illinois in over 60 communities.
Largest Towns
Mt. Vernon (14,600)
Top Private Sector Industries
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Education & Training Resources
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
Rend Lake College (Ina, Illinois)
By the
People within
25 miles
People within
50 miles
Cost of
Below National Avg.
Intersection of Interstate Highways 57 and 64 with an average daily traffic count of over 37,000 vehicles.
Centrally located between St. Louis (63 miles), Louisville (193 miles), Nashville (221 miles) and Chicago (269 miles)
Class 1 railway access via Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, CSX, and Union Pacific
Mt. Vernon Outland Airport is a general aviation airport three miles east of Mt. Vernon home to one of the only FAA-Certified Repair Stations in the region
Continental Tire plant located near Mt. Vernon is one of the company’s largest manufacturing facilities, employing 3,500 people making passenger and light truck tires, truck tires, and pre-cure tread.
Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), TIF District (in Mt. Vernon).
Chesley Industrial Park (Mt. Vernon)
The Assets
Direct access to Illinois Route 15 which provides access to Interstate 57 and Interstate 64 less than one mile away
Unique rail system via Milano Railway Logistic Services: Private rail yard only four miles away connects to four Class 1 railroads (Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, and CSX)
Mt. Vernon Outland Airport allows easy travel for executives or products with its FAA-certified repair station and 6,500 runway capable of handling large cargo shipments
Phase One environmental studies have already been completed
12” water main and 15” sewer line already in place
The Opportunity
Large manufacturing or industrial
Distribution Centers or Warehouse
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