Illinois’ Billion Dollar Gateway

Location Matters

  • Decatur, IL is surrounded by thousands of square miles of the richest farm soil in the world.
  • Decatur, IL has very ample access to fresh water in the city, state and region through Lake Decatur, the Mahomet Aquafer, the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and Lake Michigan.
  • Decatur has immediate access to the Interstate Highway system.
  • It is home to the Midwest Inland Port that connects several Class A Railroads to the Interstate Highway system and an airport with US Customs clearance.
  • Decatur is home to the Culinary Arts Institute of Richland Community College, one of the largest culinary programs in the Midwest.
  • Decatur, IL is North American Headquarters to Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the largest food companies in the world and Tate & Lyle‘s (a major European/American food ingredient supplier) largest North American Facility. 

Decatur is in the Heart of the Midwest

500 Miles

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Nearly 100 million consumers in 21 states are within 500 miles of Decatur.  That’s a one-day truck drive!

200 Miles

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In roughly a 200 mile radius of Decatur
there are more than 22 million consumers
within six states.  That’s a one-day round trip!