A business or industry considering a location in Williamson County will take advantage of the many infrastructure benefits that exist in the county. The county is strategically located in the heart of southern Illinois and has vehicular, air and rail opportunities located within the county, as well as water transportation available within a 50 mile radius. Because its population is the largest of the 25 counties of southern Illinois, Williamson County has excellent telecommunications links. Numerous telephone, wireless and broadband providers service all communities in the county. National and local radio and television stations guarantee complete coverage within the county. AmerenCIPS and Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative provide ample electric services to the county, with AmerenCIPS providing access to natural gas services.