Economic Development Properties Available in Peru, Illinois
Peru 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 2010 census, the Peru-Ottawa MSA had a population of 154,908 1] making it the fourth-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