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Williamson County

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Williamson County has the largest population in Southern Illinois and is still growing. Growth drivers include location, employment opportunities, excellent schools, and diverse recreational offerings.
Largest Towns
Marion (16,855)
Herrin (12,352)
Carterville (5,848)
Top Private Sector Industries
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Education & Training Resources
John A. Logan College – Carterville (Carterville, Illinois)
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
Man-Tra-Con Corporation / Illinois WorkNet Partner and part of the American Job Center Network
By the
People within
25 miles
People within
50 miles
Cost of
Below National Avg.
Centrally located within two hours of three adjacent states and an easy drive to metro areas including St. Louis (114 miles), Nashville (175 miles), Memphis (200 miles), and Chicago (313 miles).
Illinois Route 13 intersects Illinois from Ohio to the Mississippi River, with Williamson County as the midpoint at the I-57 intersection.
Interstate 57 runs centrally through the county, with I-24 less than 10 miles to the south and I-64 less than 40 miles to the north.
Class 1 Rail Lines [Union Pacific, Sante Fe (BNSF), and Canadian National] run directly through the county. BNSF and Union Pacific connect via short-line provider Progressive Rail. Transload, rail car repair, and high rail conversion services are available.
Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois provides daily commercial jet service from and to Chicago O’Hare via Contour Airlines. Additionally, the 8,500-foot runway can accommodate the largest jets, including up to Air Force One.
Other incentives: TIF District (Marion and Herrin), Enterprise Zone, Opportunity Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), Illinois Energy Transition Community Support grants, Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative
REDCO Industrial Park (Marion)
The Assets
More than 200 acres are available
Just north of Route 13, quick and easy access to Interstate 57
Class 1 railway access via BNSF through the industrial park
Less than one mile east of Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois
Enterprise Zone
The Opportunity
Multiple industrial and manufacturing sites are available
Butler Industrial Park (Marion)
The Assets
More than 65 acres are available
Easy access [ 0.272 miles] to six-lane IL-Hwy 13 (DeYoung St.) and secondary Old IL 13 (West Main St.) Both provide direct access to I-57, 2.964 miles away.
Veterans Airport (MWA) is across IL Hwy 13 from the park.
Electricity by Southeastern Illinois Electric Coop, Ameren, Illinois, provides gas; Sewer service is provided by the city of Marion, with lines already in the park.
Blacktopped and concrete curbed streets are throughout the park; the city of Marion maintains park roads.
The park is in the city limits of Marion but is zoned Industrial and in Williamson County Enterprise Zone.
Several businesses employing more than 1400 workers are in the mixed-use park, including a 1.3 million sq. ft. There are two distribution centers, two manufacturing facilities, a claims processing center, and two business office centers.
The Opportunity
Multiple industrial, manufacturing, headquarters, and distribution sites are available.
Lyerla Drive (Herrin)
The Assets
463,418 square feet available
Renovated in 2017, the building now includes high-efficiency T8 lighting and 11 cranes ranging from 1-50 tons.
Easy access to Interstate 57
Rail spur on-site provides Class 1 railway access to BNSF
Less than five miles north of Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois
Enterprise Zone
The Opportunity
Large industrial and manufacturing with infrastructure already in place
Warehouse with multiple loading docks
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