Why Crawford County?

An Ideal Business Location

While Crawford County Illinois's roots are in agriculture and oil, the area extends a welcome hand to manufacturing and technology companies and other business ventures. Several state and local incentives are available for companies wishing to take advantage of locating in the industrial park through the Illinois Enterprise Zone. Also, a Tax Increment Financing District and Foreign Trade Zone offer other opportunities.

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Crawford County Illinois is only three hours east of St. Louis, two hours from Indianapolis and half an hour from Vincennes, Indiana. The county is served by the Indiana Railroad Company and Illinois Central Railroad tracks with a spur in the Robinson Industrial Park. The Crawford County Airport is a general aviation airport, accommodating jets with a 5,109 by 75 foot runway. There is an abundant supply of traditional utilities such as water, natural gas and electricity in the county. Cutting-edge services such as fiber optic lines and digital telephone connections also are available.

Major area employers include Fortune 500 companies, Hershey Chocolate USA, Marathon Petroleum and Dana Corporation, along with several other manufacturers. The county boasts an active agribusiness group developing "value-added" agricultural products.

Crawford County, Illinois prides itself on being a great place for business and a superior place to live. Quality schools, affordable housing, rich history, and refreshing and relaxing atmosphere make any of the area's communities a welcome place for business, as well as a comfortable lifestyle. Whether you stay a day, a week or a lifetime, you are always welcome in Crawford County, Illinois.

A Great Place to Live

Crawford County Illinois prides itself on being a great place for business and a superior place to live.

A Great Place to Work

The lifeblood of business is the employees. With a solid Midwestern work ethic and very

Commitment to Exceptional Education

Crawford County Illinois is rich in educational opportunities.

Lifestyle You Are Looking For

From white picket fences to beautifully landscaped homes to modern apartment buildings, Crawford

Come Create Your Own Memories

Historic Crawford County Illinois has something for everyone... historic sites, golf courses,

Great Opportunity, Lifetime of Happiness

Experience a lifetime of happiness in Crawford County Illinois.


The county offers three golf courses, including the beautiful Quail Creek Country Club, which has been host to PGA tour events.


Crawford County is full of industry, from Marathon Petroleum Company, Hershey, Lincolnland Agri-Energy, and E.H. Baare to name a few. More

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