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Massac County

Did you know?
The county seat, Metropolis, is the “Hometown of Superman” and hosts the Superman Celebration each June, which features celebrity guests from movies, television, and the comic book industry.
Largest Towns
Metropolis (5,969)
Top Private Sector Industries
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Education & Training Resources
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
Murray State University-Paducah Campus (Paducah, Kentucky)
Shawnee Community College Metro Center (Metropolis, Illinois)
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Paducah, Kentucky)
By the
People within
25 miles
People within
50 miles
Cost of
Below National Avg.
Interstate Highway 24 runs through the center of the county, providing direct access to Paducah, Nashville, St. Louis, and Chicago.
Massac County is served by the Paducah &Illinois Railroad, jointly owned by Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, and the Paducah & Louisville Railway, crossing the Ohio River on the Metropolis Bridge.
Multiple Ohio River access points including boat ramps and possible barge offloading sites
Electric Energy Inc. power plant site in Joppa to be converted into Joppa Battery Energy Storage system with minimum storage capacity of 37 MW.
Other incentives: Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, TIF District (in Metropolis), Illinois Energy Transition Community Support grants, Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative
Metropolis Industrial Park
The Assets
252 acres available, owned by City of Metropolis
Less than one mile from Interstate 24
Barkley Regional Airport provides commercial jet service just six miles away
12” water main – 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tanked located within industrial park
Enterprise Zone
The Opportunity
Large industrial or manufacturing
Warehouse or storage with centralized location between St. Louis, Nashville, and Chicago
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