• Site selection checklist for the Adams County & Quincy, IL Tri-State region

    Ready. Set. Grow Your Business in Quincy and Adams County, Illinois

    You are here because you may have heard that Quincy and Adams County, Illinois is a good place to grow a business. You’re right. We have Available Sites and Available Buildings. We play well together so it’s easy for you to get things done. And we’re ready to get started.

    Below is just a snapshot of important site selection data. You can find more detailed information and data, including demographics, in the pdfs at the left of your screen. Or better yet, Contact Us. We’d like to help make your job easier and we would love the opportunity to speak with you.

    Site Selection Checklist


    Quincy is located in the heart of the Midwest in Illinois on the Mississippi River. We are at the center of the tri-state region.


    At 40,000, Quincy is the largest city in a 100-mile radius and the commercial hub for 600,000 people in Western Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa.

    Transportation Infrastructure:

    Highways: Quincy is at the center of four-lane highways in all directions. The Avenue of the Saints passes just 5 miles to our west and is 4-lane from Canada to the Gulf and Illinois Highway 172 is part of the newly designated CKC (Chicago – Kansas City Expressway) which offers a less-congested alternate route to these popular Midwest destinations.

    River: We offer the northernmost port on the Mississippi River for 12-month barge traffic.

    Rail: BNSF and Norfolk Southern offer multiple freight trains daily and Quincy also has 2 daily Amtrak trains to and from Chicago.

    Air: Quincy Regional Airport offer 6 daily flights to St. Louis and a code-share agreement with American Airlines through Cape Air.

    Trucking: More than 20 trucking firms have a presence in Adams County, with more than 1,500 trucks domiciled here.


    Our region has an available workforce with a strong work ethic. And we mean it. We are Midwesterners.

    Low Cost of Living:

    This translates into low cost of doing business and low cost of labor.

    High Quality of Life:

    We’re proud of our community’s dedication to education, healthcare, safety, beauty, recreation and cultural arts. In October 2010, Quincy was ranked number 8 on Forbes’ list of The Best Small Cities to Raise a Family.


    You want them. We’ve got them – local and state financial incentives.

    Mid America Intermodal Port Authority: This Tri-state Port is under development in Quincy.

    Midwest Controlled Storage, LLC: The massive subterranean facility measures 652,000 square feet and can meet your storage, fulfillment and distribution needs. It is truck and rail served with barge nearby.

    Our team of economic development professionals understands that the speed of business demands fast turnarounds. That’s why we’re ready to provide you with detailed information on available sites and buildings, GIS data, demographics, and the low cost of doing business in our tri-state area. Our services are free and confidential and we can offer you key insights into the region’s friendly economic development climate as well as bring all the right people and information to the table. We’d like to be your partner and help guide you through your site selection process. Call Us today.