Welcome to the Fairview Heights Economic Development Department!
Fairview Heights, Illinois is located in the Metro-East portion of the St. Louis MSA, and is 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With over 3 million square feet of retail, Fairview Heights is dubbed the Retail Hub of Southern Illinois. It is home to a Super Regional Mall and 7 shopping centers. 75 restaurants operate in the City, as do 8 hotels and motels. Interstate 64 straddles the City with traffic counts at Exit 12 exceeding 75,000 cars a day.
About the Area
The Fairview Heights, Illinois Economic Development Department has 3 primary goals:
- Retain existing businesses within the City and advocate or assist in the expansion of those existing businesses.
- Recruit new business start-ups and solicit companies to locate in the City.
- Spearhead certain projects that will complement the City's Economic Development efforts
(such as "Arrowhead Business Industrial Park", "Lincoln Trail TIF Streetscape Project", and the "Phase I South Corridor Bike Trail").
- Business Assistance Program (PDF) document has been prepared to inform individuals and companies of financial incentives available to assist in locating, relocating or expanding in the City.
- Community Profile (PDF) outlining the demographic and business characteristics of the City is maintained and updated on a regular basis.
- Inventory of Vacant Buildings and Sites available for occupancy or development in the City is maintained and updated continually.
- Marketing Brochure (PDF) slanted toward Economic Development opportunities in the City has been produced to entice builders, developers and companies to locate here.
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- Why should my business locate to Fairview Heights?
- I'm thinking about locating my business to Fairview Heights. Where can I view information on available buildings and development sites?
- What type of financial assistance is available for my business?
- Is Fairview Heights a member of a Chamber of Commerce?
- Where can I view information on businesses in Fairview Heights that have recently opened?