Economic Development


The economic importance of transportation cannot be underestimated in recruiting businesses to an area. Having the proper infrastructure  in place is a prerequisite for any manufacturing operation. With access to multiple modes of transport, other factors can be negotiated. Access to the Illinois River, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, and Corridor 67 is an invaluable asset that cannot be duplicated. In addition, Beardstown is only 46 miles from the Illinois State Capital of Springfield. Beardstown offers 3 modes of transportation and is in close proximity to the state capital which offers a midsize airport, state of the art medical facilities, adequate shopping, recreation, and services. It is also centrally located between Chicago, IL. and St. Louis, Mo.