Peoria Progress 2020 Vol 1

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Peoria Progress 2020 Vol 1

Located midway between Chicago and St. Louis in central Illinois, Greater Peoria combines big-city amenities with a small-town lifestyle. It's a diverse community with a rich history and a lot to offer. Along with world-class healthcare and education opportunities, its family-friendly atmosphere and rich cultural assets make it a great place to put down roots and raise a family. From sports and recreational activities to arts and entertainment options, Greater Peoria has something for everyone!

Published twice a year, Peoria Progress is the area's only resource devoted to promoting the quality of life in Greater Peoria. About 10,000 copies are circulated every six months, serving as a recruiting tool for local companies and a resource for newcomers and residents alike. Copies are available in our office at 4736 N. University Street in Peoria, and at distribution points around the region. Click here to view the digital edition!


Tales of Our Heritage

Peoria has played a unique role in the history of our nation. From the early Native American settlers to modern-day innovations, our story is rich with vision and inspiration.

Living the Good Life

Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, Greater Peoria is a great place to put down roots, build your career and raise a family.

A Thriving Economy

From cutting-edge startups to Fortune 100 firms, a range of innovators and entrepreneurs are making waves in Greater Peoria.

Rebirth & Renaissance

From new construction to small-scale development to historic preservation, an abundance of exciting projects are underway and in the works.

Shop Local, Dine Local

From mom-and-pop shops and farm-to-table restaurants to regional and national chains, central Illinois is full of unique options for shopping and dining local.

From Preschool to PhD

In Greater Peoria, there is no shortage of opportunities for learning and growth. From professional certificates to post-graduate programs, we have everything you need to launch your next career.

Convenience & Connectivity

Whether biking locally, traveling the Midwest or connecting to destinations around the world, Greater Peoria offers a multitude of ways to get from here to there.

A Booming Medical Community

Greater Peoria is the hub of downstate Illinois’ healthcare network, home to high-tech facilities, clinical research and state-of-the-art patient care. 

A Creative Renaissance

The arts are vital to the health of any community. With exciting, new initiatives joining longstanding cultural institutions, Peoria’s arts scene has never been more vibrant.

The Competitive Tradition

Whether professional, collegiate or amateur, nearly every sport imaginable can be found in central Illinois—and our facilities our second to none.

Adventures in Nature

With so many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, central Illinois is rapidly becoming an ecotourism destination. A wealth of natural beauty and wildlife await! 

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