Knox County’s Economy Is Consistently Strong

Our Business Community Is Built Upon a Solid Workforce

Knox County, Illinois is one of those rare locations with a diverse blend of existing business, a solid labor shed with 410,120 workers, and outstanding pipeline for supplying talent to regional industries. It’s a combination that keeps our local economy strong in the face of global ups and downs.

Our labor shed includes 12 counties in Illinois and Iowa, stretching 50 miles to incorporate both the Peoria and Quad Cities metro areas. Specifically, that includes Fulton, Henderson, Henry, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, and Warren Counties in Illinois; and Des Moines, Louisa, and Scott Counties in Iowa.

The secret to making Knox County a successful, modern, labor-centric community is our ability to nurture talent.  The Galesburg Area Vocational Center and Carl Sandburg College are local institutions that train hundreds of new industry workers every year.  With enrollments in vocational training programs increasing significantly in recent years, you can be assured that your new project will be well-supported by talent today and on into the future. 

We’ve included links to a broad range of economic data, so you can get a glance at the factors that are most important to your business. If you’re seeking data we haven’t included, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help. Reach out to us!