Back to Economic Development

Attracting Growing Industries 

Several diverse industries are rooted here:

Advanced Manufacturing

Over 400,000 Illinois workers are employed in one of the country's leading states for advanced manufacturing. The state has a rich history of industrial excellence that has evolved into an advanced, technology-driven region with companies like Caterpillar, Komatsu, Rivian Automotive, and Continental Tire choosing to locate in the Ameren Illinois service territory. These companies benefit from low energy rates, deregulation, and a prime central location with access to world-class air, passenger, and freight transportation networks.


With 75 percent of its total land area containing 71,400 of the nation's leading farms, Illinois is a top producer of corn, soybeans, livestock, dairy, and poultry. Illinois also boasts unparalleled expertise in food processing, ranking number 1 in the nation for food-related patents. Some of the world's best known food processers call the Ameren Illinois service territory home including ADM, Tate and Lyle, Kraft, and Smithfield Meats.

Supply Chain & Logistics

Illinois is home to a nationally recognized transportation network which includes international airports, extensive river infrastructure systems, major class 1 railroads, direct access via rail to ports on every coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and highways in every direction putting more than 50% of the U.S. within a one-day drive. This is why many leading companies including Amazon, FedEx, Unilever and Hershey choose the Ameren Illinois service territory to locate their business.
Alert Info