Ottawa's Award-Winning Downtown Beauty
Ottawa at the Confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers
Ottawa Industrial Park Ready and open for business

About Ottawa

Ottawa, Illinois is a small friendly city in north central Illinois bisected by two beautiful rivers abounding with exciting outdoor recreational activities.

Ottawa Industrial Park

Click for detailed information about one of the most business friendly industrial parks in the State of Illinois with interstate, barge and rail transportation along with proximity to Chicago and all needed amenities. City of Ottawa owned or controlled sites are immediately available.

I-80 Industrial

Many commercial, distribution and manufacturing sites are readily available with immediate access to Interstate 80 and nearby Interstate 39 just 90 miles from downtown Chicago. Sites feature available water, sanitary sewer, utilities and more. Click here for details.


Click here to learn more about beautiful downtown Ottawa with its award-winning streetscaping, nationally recognized historic architecture and many unique shopping and dining opportunities.

I-80 Retail

Locate your business in Ottawa's interstate 80 corridor and take advantage of the $178 million retail potential.



Posted December 1, 2017
The City of Ottawa was named the AIB national champion in its population category...
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Click here for a comprehensive, up to date array of Ottawa demographic information provided in partnership with the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation.
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Where is Ottawa

The City of Ottawa occupies one of the nation’s strongest distribution and transportation locations.
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