About Effingham County, IL

Location is just the beginning. Let us show you the rest.

Yes, Effingham County, Illinois is literally situated at the nation’s crossroads. It is the meeting point of I-57 (North-South) and I-70 (East-West). It is also a major junction for two Class 1 rail carriers, Canadian National Railway (North-South) and CSX Transportation (East-West). Local rail service is provided by Effingham Railroad with neutral access and services to both mainline providers. All of this allows for fast reliable connection to the region, nation and beyond.

If you are looking for a welcoming business environment, quality workforce, low cost of living and Midwestern values, you will find it in Effingham County, IL. From corporate headquarters to manufacturing plants to warehouse facilities, Effingham County is ideally suited. In addition, our local schools and businesses are working together to prepare the next generation with the skills necessary to lead and succeed through programs such as Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) and Construction Trades Education Curriculum (CTEC).

The Effingham Regional Growth Alliance (ERGA) serves as the lead economic development agency for Effingham County and is your source for all of the information and assistance you need in evaluating our resources. Whether you’re considering a relocation, expansion or a new venture, we are here to help. Come join us in growing Effingham County.

What does the Effingham Regional Growth Alliance do?

Our mission is as follows:

  1. Preserve and expand our workforce through identifying future needs and provide training, education and support to meet those needs.
  2. Assist in the retention/expansion of existing industry, including the improvement of conditions and policies to increase productivity.
  3. Promote and encourage development projects and services to improve the quality of life within the region and particularly in the County of Effingham, Illinois.
  4. Seek and find new industry to locate in Effingham County to increase the economic base.

Our in-depth services and programs will be fitted to your specific need.

We’re committed to your success!

Interested in learning more? Contact our team.