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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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has started operations at new location in Peru, with 85 freight doors                     Northview Elementary School Principal Sara McDonald awarded Illinois Principal of the Year.                      Advance Auto Parts opens new retail store in an out lot of the former Kmart property.                       Northview Elementary School gets $12 million in renovations and additions, doubling size to 80,000 sq ft.                      Dunham’s Sports opens new store in the former Kmart building in Peru.                    Casey’s General Store opens new store in the 2900 block of U.S. 6 in Peru.                    CVS Pharmacy opens a new pharmacy in the former Jewel shopping center in Peru.

Marathon Oil Speedway to build truck stop in Peru
Martin Equipment Plans 20,000 SF Building in Peru

Peru Ranked as 8th Best Place to Retire
New Wood Manufacturer Bringing 15–45 New Jobs to Peru
Old Kmart Building Gets Another Tenant
Cyber Café Open at Illinois Valley Community College
CHS building 47,000 ton capacity fertilizer warehouse
in Peru

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 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

Robert Vickrey Peru development director

Development Director

Bob Vickrey
Office: 1901 Fourth Street,
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-224-6018
Fax: 815-223-9381

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