Put down roots and grow your business in our supportive and progressive communities.

Jacksonville is 40 minutes from Springfield, under two hours from St. Louis and 3½ hours from Chicago. Our central location on the I-72 and US-67 Corridors make us ideal for businesses looking to move products throughout the country. This is why our region is home to major food processing and agricultural businesses, along with high-tech manufacturing companies. 

Families and young professionals love everything the Jacksonville region has to offer. Here, you can find high-paying jobs with upward mobility, enjoy live free concerts, shopping, dining and the arts, or spend time outdoors fishing, hiking, hunting and boating. Our region is also home to good school systems, two liberal arts colleges and two community colleges – all providing incredible educational opportunities close to home.  

The JREDC is here to help you discover why the Jacksonville region is the right place to put down roots and grow a business.