Home to the Peoria Chiefs Minor League Baseball - an affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals. Covering two square city blocks the stadium features outfield picnic plaza and suites with closed circuit TVs, outdoor seats and high quality dining. Also used for special events, concerts and family oriented entertainment.
Destination Peoria’s appeal extends beyond the boundaries of our community
Centrally located on the banks of the Illinois River in the heart of Illinois, Peoria is the pulse of the area. Midway between Chicago and St. Louis, Peoria combines big city assets with smaller town lifestyle. Visitors are fast discovering Peoria as an economically attractive alternative to higher priced entertainment and hospitality venues. From high school championship tournaments to collegiate teams and minor league hockey and baseball, Peoria sports action keeps fans coming from throughout the state. Easy commutes from surrounding communities, quick, toll free access to interstate and major arteries, an international airport and rail service make Peoria a desirable destination.
Residents within 45 minutes
Median Age 37.7
Avg Household Income $67,891
30 County Region
Business, hospitals & medical technologies, opportunities for higher education, entertainment, cultural activities and local and national sporting events all play a major role in drawing people to our city from throughout the state.
Residents within 90 Minutes
Median Age 38.1
Avg Household Income $61,908
Repurposed for Growth Reviving and energizing the heart of our proud, historic downtown.
A strong, healthy core is vital to establishing and sustaining growth within our community. Creating new neighborhoods, promoting and welcoming new business opportunities including retail and service providers, and transforming our streets into a better pedestrian environment are all part of the plan currently in motion.
Peoria’s Warehouse District is emerging as downstate Illinois’ premier mixed-use, urban neighborhood. It’s proximity to Peoria's downtown offers convenient access to all the city has to offer. A reminder of a glorious industrial past and a tribute to Peoria’s heritage, this area includes some of the largest and most iconic buildings in Peoria. These majestic buildings, long vacant, are being transformed into exclusive residential lofts, condos, art studios, office and retail space.
The downtown area and
its Warehouse District
have 100% occupancy
with waiting list for
existing multi-family units
Tracy Cross & Associates, Inc.
Building space still available in the Warehouse District
PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION
Peoria ranks 5th among mid-sized cities that offer the best opportunity to launch a business & 15th in U.S. cities of all sizes.
( Source: CNN/Money )
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
A revolutionary, world class medical education, training and innovation and research facility. A collaboration of the U of I College of Medicine and OSF St. Francis, it is one of only a few simulation training centers of its kind in the country.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Featuring a state of the art digital Dome Planetarium, one of only few of its kind in the world, a giant screen all-digital theater and an international art gallery. Exhibits include The Street, which explores more than 300 years of Peoria’s history and the Illinois River Encounter featuring a 400-gallon aquarium.
Over $500 Million
Invested in the Medical Community
Caterpillar Visitors Center & Peoria Riverfront Museum combined investment
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Look What We've Completed
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette renovation coupled with the Courtyard by Marriott
Top Career Opportunities
Peoria Ranks in the Top 3rd among Top 200 "Best Places for Business and Careers" according to Forbes.com
Peoria Civic Center Expansion
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Next door to the museum you can experience Caterpillar first-hand. Sit in the bed of a lifesize mining truck, take a virtual ride onto a number of remote job sites; design a piece of Cat equipment or hop on a simulator and operate a dozer, truck or excavator.
Building Blocks for Success Paving Your Way to a Prosperous Future.
A large downtown employee base of over 20,000
Waiting list for downtown residential availability
Large variety of cultural & entertainment venues and a vibrant, fast growing arts community
An expanding, thriving medical community within walking distance to city center
Over 400 million in new road infrastructure and major capital investments in on-going technological service enhancements
Generous investment incentives
The last several years have seen some tremendous changes to Peoria’s cityscape with more on the way. The interest is here...the opportunities are here. We invite you to come and play a part in Peoria!
Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria
820 SW Adams Street, Suite 1A | Peoria, Illinois 61602-1621
Office: 309.673.7879 | Mobile: 309. 369.6038 downtownpeoria.org