Ottawa Industrial Park Highlights


Quick overview

  • Master planned industrial park
  • 536 acres when fully developed
  • Sites from three acres to 300 acres
  • $30,000 per acre
  • Sell, build to suit or lease


  • Two miles from Interstate 80, Twelve miles from Interstate 39
  • 45 miles from intermodal facilities at Rochelle, IL and Elwood, IL
  • CSX Rail fronting site, two spurs on site, more planned
  • Illinois River barge service via ADM terminal adjacent to OIP.
  • International flights available at O’Hare and Midway in Chicago area, Rockford,

Peoria, Bloomington and Quad-Cities -- travel times between one and two hours

  • Local corporate flights at Skydive Chicago (Ottawa) and Illinois Valley Regional

Airport (Peru, IL)

  • Less than one hour from three of five largest Illinois cities -- Aurora, Joliet, Naperville
  • Ninety minute from downtown Chicago
  • Logistics center of United States
  • Ship to two-thirds of U.S. in two days


  • Available labor pool of both skilled and unskilled
  • Major training opportunities available at IL Valley Community College (IVCC) located twenty minutes from Ottawa - some training can be done at IVCC satellite campus in downtown Ottawa
  • IVCC  has new 85,000 square foot technology center -- CNC and welding are strengths


  • Ameren -- electricity
  • Nicor -- natural gas
  • AT&T -- telephone, internet fiber
  • Mediacom -- cable television, internet
  • MTCO -- internet fiber


  • Enterprise Zone
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • State incentives and grants
  • Low cost financing
  • Business friendly -- quick local plan review and permitting

Quality of Life 

  • Dynamic downtown with many unique shops and restaurants
  • Good public and private schools with strong extracurricular programs and college credit opportunities through local community college
  • Access to cutting edge health care via OSF hospital plus cancer, mental health care and quick care facilities
  • Located at confluence of Illinois and Fox Rivers plus four State parks in immediate vicinity -- many outdoor recreation opportunities - fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip-lining, sky diving and more
  • Ten annual festivals plus summer concert series
  • Regional community theater
  • No traffic congestion
  • Low crime rates
  • County seat of LaSalle County


  • Ottawa -- 18, 656
  • 20 mile radius -- 125,744
  • 40 mile radius --  925,460
  • 60 mile radius -- 3,901,633


  • Average household -- $64,297