February 28, 2020

Reasons to Locate a Food Processing Business in Greater Peoria


Greater Peoria is home to a unique ecosystem of industry clusters that make it an ideal place to land your food processing business. Here are the key items for your success:

Easy access to your supply chain – GP is one of the top corn, soybean and pumpkin producing regions in the country!

Easy access to affordable transportation – GP is a transportation and logistics hub with 11 railines, 3 major interstate highways, barge access on the Illinois River and Foreign Trade Zone 114 to support your efforts.

Knowing who to call when your machines go down – GP’s 2nd biggest industry cluster is fabricated metal and machine manufacturing.  If your equipment goes down and you need a replacement or repair?  We have the skillsets and talented workforce to fix it.

A proven track record – In the instances where you want to increase efficiency, productivity, or make a better product?  We have the resources available for that too.  Want to build your own machine?  We have the engineers to do it.  Want to test your concept with a group of savvy peers?  Caterpillar Tractor Company’s proving grounds are here for a reason.

It’s all here – everything you need to succeed in the food processing business.  We grow global companies here.  We invite you to be one of them!

Food Processing in Greater Peoria
Food Processing companies contributing to these numbers include: ADM, Ingredion Inc., Nestle S.A., Prairie Farms Dairy Inc, Tyson Foods and more.  This coupled with our transportation and logistics strengths, or Foreign Trade Zone, and our metal manufacturing make GP your next Food Processing Business Location.

For more info on the region’s food processing and other benefits of locating your business in the Greater Peoria Region, visit our Data Hub.

Reach out for additional information today!

Lenora Fisher

Lenora Fisher
Director of Business Attraction
E: lfisher@greaterpeoriaedc.org
T: 309. 253.6010