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Williamson County

Important Assets
  • Centrally located in region with easy access to highways. Interstate Highway 57 passes through center of county with access to I 24 to the south.
  • Recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, boating, and camping at Crab Orchard  Lake.
  • Herrin hosts annual HerrinFesta Italiana , a five day Italian heritage festival with food,  music, and bocce ball tournament that draws 60,000+ visitors
  • Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 6,618 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 3,741 Employees
  • Manufacturing: 3,495 Employees

By the Numbers

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Williamson County: Downtown Herrin Development

The Assets
  • Downtown Herrin located on IL State Route 148 and within four miles of a major interstate highway (I-57). Daily traffic count of 11,000 to 14,000 vehicles through Herrin.
  • Access to utilities including high speed fiber optic internet, electric, gas, and water/waste water.
  • Access to short line freight rail service to the BNSF railway.
  • Scheduled passenger air service available at nearby Veterans Airport (located about five miles from downtown Herrin).
  • Located in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and Enterprise Zone. Eligible for New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC).
The Opportunity
  • Invest in current businesses in Herrin or in existing small to midsize businesses looking to relocate to Herrin.
  • Commercial buildings available downtown for purchase/renovation. Opportunities for new ommercial construction.
  • Invest in downtown residential developments.
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