Economic Development Peru Illinois
Economic Development Peru Illinois
  • At I-80 & IL 251 Near I-39

    Interstate, Rail, Barge & Air
  • Prime Development Properties

    Retail, Commercial & Manufacturing
  • A Great Place to Live

    Safe Neighborhoods, Quality Schools and more
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  • At I-80 & IL 251 Near I-39

    Interstate, Rail, Barge & Air
  • Peru, IL Retail Development

    Prime Development Properties

    Retail, Commercial & Manufacturing
  • Peru, IL Downtown

    A Great Place to Live

    Safe Neighborhoods, Quality Schools and more
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First Distillery in Peru, Illinois in over 100 years                     Aldi Debuts Modern Design in Peru                     Walmart in Peru Opens Online Groceries                     Chipotle Restaurant opens in Peru's Retail District                     New Casey's Opening on Rt 251 and Shooting Park Road                     Westclox Bru Coffee Cafe Co. Opens in Westclox Building Peru                     CIT Trucks Opens I-80 Dealership in Peru                       Northview Elementary School puts $12 million in renovations and additions, doubling size to 80,000 sq ft.


Peru Crime Rate Lowest in Decade
Peru has new Enterprise Zone
New Chipotle and Jersey Mikes Opens in Peru
Star Union Spirits Opens New Distillery in Peru
ALDI Debuts Modern Design of Remodeled Peru Store
Central Bank-Illinois Breaks Ground on New Branch in Peru
Wood Manufacturer Brings New Jobs to Peru
CHS builds 47,000 ton Capacity Fertilizer Warehouse

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Economic Development Properties Available in Peru, Illinois

Peru IL MapPeru is strategically located in North Central Illinois in LaSalle County. The City of Peru is within a 60-mile radius of Rockford, Peoria, Bloomington- Normal, Rock Island-Moline and 90 miles from Chicago. Our community resides in a beautiful valley that provides a quality family environment and many economic opportunities and incentives for business and industrial firms. The City of Peru has a municipally owned Hydro Electric Green Power Plant on the Illinois River. This allows Peru to have nearly the lowest electric rates in the state of Illinois. The wooded community offers the area residents the ability to use the Illinois River for not only recreational activities but for economic activity as well. The City of Peru is surrounded by expansive farm land and supports a diversified industrial, service and agricultural economy.

The Peru-Ottawa Micropolitan Statistical Area is the fourth-largest in the United States.
The Peru-Ottawa, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in north central Illinois, La Salle, Bureau and Putnam. As of the 2015 census, the Peru-Ottawa MSA had a population of 150,564 making it one of the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in the United States.

Peru has a long history of working cooperatively with the business to ensure the needs of the project are met. Peru’s goal is to retain and create quality full-time permanent jobs and to encourage private investment. The combination of incentives, location, transportation, and infrastructure, makes Peru the ideal location to build or expand your office, industrial, warehouse, distribution, retail, and related businesses. Peru has created economic incentive programs as a means to stimulate business growth and job creation right now. Let Bob Vickrey help you bring your business to Peru.

Download the City of Peru’s Development Procedures for instructions on:
· Annexing Property to the City
· Rezoning within Corporate Limits
· Subdivision or Re-Subdivision within Corporate Limits
· Building and Site Development Permits

The City of Peru Zoning Ordinance    The City of Peru Municipal Code

Robert Vickrey Peru development director

Development Director

Bob Vickrey
Office: 1901 Fourth Street,
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-224-6018
Fax: 815-223-9381
Email: bobvickrey@peru.il.us

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