We are an equal opportunity provider, promoting economic growth and industrial development in Williamson County and Southern Illinois.

2305 W. Main St., Marion, IL 62959

Business Climate

Growth In The Heartland

Williamson County, the Heartland of Southern Illinois, is the ideal location for all of your expansion needs whether it be a commercial or small business. Williamson County has so many amenities to offer such as the large amount of shopping, lodging, hunting and fishing, wineries, and fine eating establishments, that make for the perfect destination. The Heartland is located near Interstates 24, 57, and Route 13. Also, don’t forget the Veteran’s Airport that flies to locations such as Cape Gireadeau, Mo, St. Louis, MO, and the newest location Chicago, IL. Williamson County strives to make the area feel welcoming and inviting. Additionally, the county’s Economic Development Authority provides several resources and incentives, such as tax abatements, low-interest loans, and access to workforce development programs, to support business growth and expansion. Williamson County also has a low cost of living and a lower tax burden compared to many other regions in the United States, enabling businesses to save on expenses and invest more in their operations. The county’s commitment to economic development, coupled with a favorable business climate, makes it an attractive destination for businesses seeking to invest in the region. So be sure to check out the ever-growing Heartland community!

Key Industries

  • Transportation
  • Distribution Logistics
  • Manufacturing-Automotive

Unique Facts

  • Population 375,000; Workforce 142,000+
  • Four of the state’s 13 Port Districts; three Class 1 railroads; 3 interstate highways
  • Awarded a $13.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development
  • Located between the nation’s mightiest rivers – the Mississippi and Ohio

“We are routinely amazed at how well the local and state communities and governments work together to continually improve for business operations in the local area. Their cohesive teamwork is evident in the infrastructure, business-friendly environment, and stable foundation for each of our 3 Marion, IL locations.”

– William D. Cox


Business Community

in Williamson County, Illinois

Contact Us

At REDCO, we are committed to helping businesses thrive in Southern Illinois. Contact an officer for more information.

Kelly Fenton


Phone: 618-998-8252


Brian Ziegler from REDCO Marion,Illinois

Brian Ziegler

Chairman Of The Board

Phone: 618-998-8252