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Saline County

Did you know?
The county seat, Harrisburg, is known as the “Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest”. The National Forest draws thousands of people annually to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural environments in the Midwest.
Largest Towns
Harrisburg (8,219)
Eldorado (4,122)
Top Private Sector Industries
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Educational Services
Education & Training Resources
Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, Illinois)
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
By the
People within
25 miles
People within
50 miles
Cost of
Below National Avg.
Illinois Route 13 provides easy access to Interstate 57 just 15 miles to the west
U.S. Highway 45 provides access to the Interstate 64 just 30 miles to the north and Interstate 24 just 16 miles to the south
Class 1 railway access via Canadian National, including existing spur running through Galatia and Eldorado
Leader in renewable energy generation with over 500 megawatts being generated in the county over next three years
Abundant recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping in nearby Shawnee National Forest and Garden of the Gods Recreational Area.
Other incentives: TIF District (Harrisburg), Enterprise Zone, Opportunity Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)
Southern Illinois Industrial Development
The Assets
Up to 1,016 acres available
Strategically located directly adjacent to Canadian National Railroad Company’s North-South mainline, midway between the Chicago-Memphis freight corridor
9,600 foot rail loop located on the property was previously used to load unit trains
Interstate 57 is just 10 miles to the west in Marion
Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois provides daily commercial passenger service along with a freight terminal and a 8002 foot runway.
River access is available at Old Shawneetown Port, 35 miles to the east
Renewable energy options available
The Opportunity
Large industrial manufacturing facility
Electric vehicle or electric vehicle parts manufacturer
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