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Perry County

Important Assets
  • Home of the Du Quoin State Fair, hosted on 1,200 acre fairgrounds in Du Quoin. Attracts 100,000+ visitors each summer.
  • Access to recreational activities including fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping in Pyramid State Park (located in county) and Shawnee National Forest.
  • Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), TIF District (in Du Quoin).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 983 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 648 Employees
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 402 Employees

By the Numbers

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Du Quoin Opportunity Zone

Perry County: Du Quoin Industrial Park

The Assets
  • 100 acre industrial park. 56.5 acres are shovel ready with direct rail access. Canadian National Railroad (CN) mainline located within two blocks of park.
  • 6 companies currently in the park. Industries include metal plating, agricultural oil processing, synthetic oil mixing and packaging, commercial conveyer belt fabrication, rail served bulk commodities, and machine shop/tool and die.
  • Protected real estate sites for industries with land reserved for expansions.
  • Access to high speed internet , municipal utilities, 80,000 pound rated concrete streets, and solar generated power provided to occupants without cost.
  • Located in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and Illinois Enterprise Zone.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in current industrial park occupants or businesses seeking relocation to industrial park designed for real estate protection in a small town setting.
  • Bulk commodity rail oriented businesses welcome. Industrial park is the o nly shovel ready site with complete utilities along the CN between Champaign, IL, and Paducah, KY.

Perry County: Du Quoin Downtown Investment

The Assets
  • New infrastructure system including water mains, streets, ADA compliant sidewalks, crosswalks, and landscaping installed in 2013.
  • Downtown features two vest pocket parks designed for community gatherings and outdoor receptions.
  • Area is home to Du Quoin State Fair, hosted on 1,200 acre fairgrounds. Event brings 100,000+ visitors each summer
  • Building renovations can be assisted with Tax Increment Financing.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in current businesses located downtown.
  • Invest in businesses looking to relocate to a traditional small town American Main Street.
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