Heart of Illinois Regional Port

This port is located at the HOI Regional Port District in Peoria, Illinois. With a variety of facilities available from grain to coal, more than 13-million tons of cargo pass through this port each year.

As the largest city on the Illinois River, Peoria and the surrounding region are at the heart of the nation. The Illinois River is the principal tributary of the Mississippi River and serves as a link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. It is the main route for transporting goods from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Rail transportation includes BNSF, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Rail America, Genesee and Wyoming, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Pioneer Railroad, and T&P. Greater Peoria has its own terminal and switching railroad as well as four regional carriers.

Road transportation includes Interstates 74, 55, 474 and linkages to Interstates 39, 55, 57, 80, and 88 (65 interstate and local trucking firms). From Greater Peoria, your business can go practically anywhere – within mere days.

The port has 29 infrastructure-ready green sites for development! You can learn more at www.greaterpeoriaedc.org/locate.

Additionally, U.S. Customs Peoria Port of Entry, CBP/HS office, foreign-trade zone #114, Peoria’s River’s Edge redevelopment zone, HUB zones, enterprise zones, opportunity zones, tax increment financing districts, business districts, historic tax credits, and more adds over 2,000 jobs in transportation and logistics which is 128% above the U.S. average.


Dan Silverthorn
(309) 264-8941
401 NE Jefferson Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Illinois Ports Association

Illinois leads the nation in production of soybeans, an important protein source for animals and humans around the world. ISA believes that by working together, we can solve our greatest challenges and positively impact our future. As an organization committed to leading collaborative efforts that bring innovative solutions, this website and the aerial drone footage was made possible from a grant by the Illinois Soybean Association.

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1635 West First Street
Granite City, Illinois 62040