Economic Development


Beardstown is the home to many important transportation corridors, including the Illinois River, Routes 125, 100, and 67. 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. 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, and the Springfield Regional Airport. It is also centrally located between Chicago, IL. and St. Louis, Mo. Our diverse community allows us to boast one of the hardest working communities in the state. Please contact us with any questions you may have, at 217-323-3271.