Dozer Park
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.
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

8.5 Million
in Tourism
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.

2.2 Million
Medical Draw
Peoria Downtown

Workplace Population
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
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.
$500 Million
Invested in the Medical Community
$140 Million
Caterpillar Visitors Center & Peoria Riverfront Museum combined investment
$51 Million
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Look What We've Completed

Since 2012
$100 Million
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
$55 Million
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
Le Vieux Carre
Water & State

Civic Center Plaza Apartments
331 Fulton

401 Water
Twin Towers
123 SW Jefferson

Maxam Building
316 SW Washington

The Lofts at Waterfront Place
311 SW Water
Arts & Entertainment
Peoria Ballet
809 W Detweiller

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington

Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washingtonbr>

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson
Symphony Orchestra
101 State

Art Guild
203 Harrison

Public Library
107 NE Monroe

Contemporary Art Center
305 SW Commercial Alley

CEFCU Center Stage
Peoria Riverfront
Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe
305 SW Water

Martini's on Water
212 SW Water

Rhodell Brewery
619A SW Water

The Waterhouse
619 SW Water
Recreation & Events
Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheeler
100 Water

Riverplex Recreation & Wellness Center
600 NE Water

Dozer Park
730 SW Jefferson

Local and national parks, a zoo, and a variety of theatre venues are within close proximity to downtown.
Jim's Steak House
110 SW Jefferson

Table 19
501 Main

Two 25
225 NE Adams

Rizzi's on State
112 State
Kellehers Irish Pub
619 SW Water

New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant
120B SW Water

Richard's on Main
311 Main

Joe's Crab Shack
110 SW Water

The WaterHouse
619 SW Water

The Creek on State
100 State

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe
305 SW Water

Cafe 401
401 SW Water
418 SW Water

Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro
826 SW Adams

Hoops Pub & Pizza
516 Main
Caterpillar World Headquarters
100 NE Adams

207 Main

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
401 Main Suite 1000

Alliance Benefit Group
456 Fulton

Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company
300 SW Adams

South Side Trust & Savings
101 SW Adams

PNC Bank
301 SW Adams

Busey Bank
405 N. William Kumpf
107 SW Jefferson, Suite 100B
Associated Bank
240 SW Jefferson

Heartland Bank
212 SW Adams

Chase Bank
124 SW Adams

First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust
230 SW Adams, Suite 100

Commerce Bank
416 Main
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley

U of I College of Medicine
1 Illini Drive

Robert Morris University
211 Fulton

St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
1306 N. Berkeley

Methodist College
415 St. Mark's Court

Illinois Central College

Midstate College

U of I at Springfield

Eureka College

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main

Courtyard by Marriott

Four Points by Sheraton
500 Hamilton

Mark Twain Hotel
225 NE Adams

Staybridge Suites
300 W. Romeo B Garrett
Major Medical
OSF St. Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak

Children's Hospital of Illinois
530 NE Glen Oak

UnityPoint Health-Methodist
221 NE Glen Oak

AMT Advanced Medical Transport

City & Government Services
City Hall
419 Fulton

505 NE Monroe

600 SW Adams
County Courthouse
324 Main

Federal Courthouse
309 U.S. Courthouse,
100 NE Monroe

407 SW Adams

Local, Regional & National Bus Service

Limos & Taxi Services

Regional & International Airports

Commercial Railway

Barge Terminals

Gateway Design Competition Winning Entry
Residential Downtown Market Update
Warehouse District Implementation Plan

State & Federal Historic Tax Credits for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Historic Tax Credit Workshop: HTC 101
Peoria Downtown Development Corporation
Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria Part 1
Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria Part 2

Web Links
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Economic Development Council
City of Peoria
Peoria County
Peoria Riverfront
Greater Peoria Economic Scorecard
Peoria Chamber