Industry Profile

Learn more about our Logistics Industry.

Fast Facts


Railroads and 3 Interstate highways


largest export market in the U.S. in 2020


Largest Inland Port in the Nation


Largest Port in the Nation


Interstate and local trucking firms

Industry Leaders

Close-up of train tracks.

Greater Peoria has a well-developed rail and road transport system

Rail and Road

Greater Peoria has its own terminal and switching railroad, as well as 4 regional carriers. Our 11 rail lines are operated by BNSF, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Rail America, Genesee & Wyoming, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Pioneer Railroad, and T&P.
In addition to our rail system, we have direct access to major interstates I-74, I-55, and I-39 and linkage to numerous other major state highways. There is no question that distribution by road is made simple with a location in Greater Peoria. Hit the road and reach major metros like Chicago and St. Louis in less than 3 hours. Whether you are looking to grow your logistics business here or transport your goods and services, we have what you need.

Detweiler Marina in East Peoria.

From the waters of Greater Peoria to the world

Water Transportation

The Greater Peoria Region is home to the largest city on the Illinois River. Peoria and the surrounding region are at the heart of the nation’s inland waterway system. The river serves as a critical transportation link with 41 barge terminals, moving goods from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
Your business will benefit from the Heart of Illinois Regional Port District, a part of the Corn Belt Ports, which is collectively the largest inland port system in the nation. The value of waterborne commerce in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri is immense. The Illinois Waterway, which handles more than 34 million tons of freighter each year, has recently been designated as an integrated U.S. Port Statistical Area by the U.S. Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center.

An airplane flying through the air.

A centralized and connected air hub to reach your global market

Air Transportation

Connect to the global market via our international airport with direct domestic flights and several connecting routes. Greater Peoria is served by General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, with 13 non-stop flight destinations including Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Tampa. Businesses can also take advantage of the Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, 44.5 miles from Peoria, Illinois. Greater Peoria is your global launching point, supported by some of the top logistics and transportation companies in the industry and advanced infrastructure for moving your goods quickly and efficiently. Peoria International Airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and active air cargo and express airport with over 50 million tons of cargo/express and mail passing through the airport each year.


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