Growth in Peoria IL

The Future of Peoria IL is Looking Bright…..

Repurposed for Growth

Reviving and energizing the heart of our proud, historic downtown.
A strong, healthy core is vital to establishing and sustaining growth within our community. Creating new neighborhoods, promoting and welcoming new business opportunities including retail and service providers, and transforming our streets into a better pedestrian environment are all part of the plan currently in motion.

Peoria’s Warehouse District is emerging as downstate Illinois’ premier mixed-use, urban neighborhood. It’s proximity to Peoria’s downtown offers convenient access to all the city has to offer. A reminder of a glorious industrial past and a tribute to Peoria’s heritage, this area includes some of the largest and most iconic buildings in Peoria. These majestic buildings, long vacant, are being transformed into exclusive residential lofts, condos, art studios, office and retail space.


Peoria’s appeal extends beyond the boundaries of our community

Centrally located on the banks of the Illinois River in the heart of Illinois, Peoria is the pulse of the area. Midway between Chicago and St. Louis, Peoria combines big city assets with smaller town lifestyle. Visitors are fast discovering Peoria as an economically attractive alternative to higher priced entertainment and hospitality venues. From high school championship tournaments to collegiate teams and minor league hockey and baseball, Peoria sports action keeps fans coming from throughout the state. Easy commutes from surrounding communities, quick, toll free access to interstate and major arteries, an international airport within a couple hours drive north and south.

Business, hospitals & medical technologies, opportunities for higher education, entertainment, cultural activities and local and national sporting events all play a major role in drawing people to our city from throughout the state.

Building Blocks for Success
Paving Your Way to a Prosperous Future.
A large downtown employee base of over 20,000
Waiting list for downtown residential availability
Large variety of cultural & entertainment venues and a vibrant, fast growing arts community
An expanding, thriving medical community within walking distance to city center
Over 400 million in new road infrastructure and major capital investments in on-going technological service enhancements
Generous investment incentives

The last several years have seen some tremendous changes to Peoria’s cityscape with more on the way. The interest is here…the opportunities are here.
We invite you to come and play a part in Peoria!