Economic Development Guide

Your quick guide to Quincy & Adams County #RightOnQ

Cost of Doing Business:
Competitive incentive programs with short permit approvals and shovel-ready sites for industrial districts, business parks and the historic downtown district.

Demographics:
As the largest city within 100 miles, with 300,000+ people in a 50-mile radius who shop, dine, work and play, Quincy & Adams County, IL is the regional hub for industry, commerce, education, healthcare, recreation and cultural arts.

Education:
Investing in the future with an $89 million referendum to build new schools, paid tuition program for in-demand technical careers to strengthen our talent pipeline, scholarship credits for high school students and training, retaining and recruiting a qualified workforce.

Workforce Development:
Strategic initiatives providing free tuition for in demand careers, high school scholarship programs and building connections with students, job seeker, educators and employers to grow our talent pipeline from high school for the local workforce.

Logistics & Transportation:
Located on the Mississippi River with 12-month barge traffic, Quincy has over 1500 truck power units based locally, and is at the crossroads of 3 major national highways along with 2 national freight options with trains daily, as well as a regional airport with 7089 Ft. of runway.

Utilities & Major Employers:
Quincy & Adams County has a diverse economic base of 100 manufacturers, a commercial services and growing retail sector, an industrial mix of entry-old, family-owned hi-tech and small businesses as well as a retail balance of a thriving downtown and national chains.

Quality of Life:
The Quincy & Adams County region offers affordable housing and excellent schools, regional healthcare and recreational activities, a variety of shopping, and dining experiences, and is an arts & entertainment cultural hub for the tri-state area.

Workforce:
Your future workforce is ready and waiting as Quincy & Adams County has taken significant steps to invest in the region’s workforce for today and for the future; working with our high school and collegiate partners to ensure a strong talent pipeline for our businesses.

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