Attracting Growing Industries 

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.

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.


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.

Technology & Professional Services

Whether a data center, tech firm, or professional service provider, the Ameren Illinois service territory offers a variety of options to locate your business. There are 66 S&P 500 companies who call Illinois home, and that's in part because Illinois boasts over 200 higher education institutions. Companies such as World Wide Technologies, State Farm, and Country Financial choose Illinois because of its access to capital and highly educated workforce.

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