Knox County Has Remarkable Connectivity With All Transportation Modes

We Get You to Your Customers Faster

If efficient transportation is critical to your success, you know the importance of keeping goods moving. Your company will be able to get everything up to speed faster with the extensive road, rail, air, and river access you’ll find in Knox County, Illinois.

104+ million consumers in a day’s drive

7 Class 1 railroads

1 hour from customs point of entry

2 international airports less than an hour away

Efficient Connections

Trucks Keep Moving

For example, quick access to I-74 and two U.S. highways, plus close connections to I-80 and I-88, means your shipments will hit highway speed faster, giving you fast, direct access to major markets in 11 states. That means the entire Chicago metro, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Des Moines are all within a half-day’s drive.

A Rail Nexus

Seven of BNSF’s mainlines converge at a major classification yard here in Galesburg.  The community has invested heavily in grade separation projects, which means all of this rail freight is able to get in and out of the community without disruption to  roadways. More than 100 BNSF trains visit Knox County every day and proximity to the BNSF classification facility provides multiple benefits to shippers.. Our county also has easy access to CN, CSX, and NS lines via Genesee & Wyoming’s TP&W Railway.

Air & Water

We’re just 45 minutes from Peoria (KPIA) and Quad Cities (KMLI), both with 10,000+ foot runways and extensive air cargo operations. River access is through the nearby Heart of Illinois Port, a Customs port of entry that currently handles 13 million tons annually.

Large Efficient Workforce 

Our labor shed includes 410,000+ workers within an hour’s drive. You can expect great productivity because local residents were raised to find satisfaction and value in hard work. You’ll also have access to plenty of training resources, with rich K-12 and postsecondary education in areas like industrial mechanical maintenance, process maintenance technology, welding, and more.

More Great Reasons

Local distribution operations also benefit from Ameren’s extensive power resources, affordable rates, and partnership approach with customers and communities. Your company’s workers will appreciate superior medical resources throughout Knox County from OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg and Graham Medical Group’s new Galesburg clinic.