Knox County: Fast Connections Everywhere You Need to Be

We’re Central to All Major Midwest Metros

In your industry, standing still means losing money. The faster you can obtain inputs, the faster you can satisfy demand. Knox County, Illinois helps you deliver with metro-area levels of road, rail, air, and river connectivity and zero congestion … plus a labor shed that puts 410,000+ workers within an hour of your facility.

8 Amtrak trains daily

104+ million people within 600 miles

2,000 rail cars classified daily in Galesburg

2 international airports within an hour’s drive

No Traffic Jams

Your truck transport will be far more fluid thanks to fast access to three interstates and several U.S. and state highways. Instead of sitting in heavy traffic, critical shipments will race to places like the entire Chicago metro, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Des Moines in less than half a day. Interstate 74 bisects Knox County and quickly meets up with I-80 and I-88, putting you within a day’s drive of 104+ million consumers.

Fast-Rolling Rail

Knox County is home to BNSF’s second-largest classification yard, where seven mainlines and 100 daily trains meet. Strategic grade separations keep trains and vehicles moving. Canadian National, CSX, and Norfolk Southern use the TP&W from Peoria to provide timely local service. Plus, eight Amtrak trains call on Galesburg daily, putting you in downtown Chicago in just three hours and Kansas City in half a day.

Ready for Take Off

If aviation is crucial to your business, you’ll appreciate two regional airports within 45 minutes. Peoria International (KPIA) offers 40 nonstop flights to 13 destinations each day and handles 17+ million pounds of cargo annually, with two jet-ready FBOs and runways over 10,000 feet. Quad Cities International (KMLI) adds nonstops to 11 destinations, a large cargo ramp, and 10,000-foot runways. General aviation users appreciate Galesburg Municipal’s (KGBG) 5,793-foot runways able to accommodate business jets and an FBO that services and sells them.

Nearby Water Access

Need river access for bulk or large cargos? The Heart of Illinois Regional Port in nearby Peoria is a U.S. Customs port of entry that processes 13+ million tons of cargo annually on a route to the Mississippi River and the Gulf. There’s direct access from Knox County via I-74 and rail.