With an historic courthouse square, an excellent local school system and an abundance of recreational outlets, Macomb is a great place to raise a family. The annual Balloon Rally brings thousands of visitors to the city each fall. Three 18-hole golf courses, a strong YMCA youth program, the local park district, an annual Heritage Days festival and a Performing Arts Society all help to keep Macomb the classic Midwestern city.

But Macomb is more than just a good place to live. It is an excellent place to grow a business. There are many resources which set Macomb apart from other cities: Western Illinois University, Spoon River Community College, McDonough District Hospital, an abundance of financial incentives, and a progressive, forward-thinking city and county government.

If you are looking for an ideal community in which to live, and a business environment that is poised for growth and profit, make your move to Macomb, Illinois.

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At A Glance - Macomb, IL Statistics


County/State McDonough County - State of Illinois
Unemployment Rate 6.1% (as of October 2015)
Population 21,516
Local Property Tax (2012) 9.45469
Enterprise Zone  Yes Launch GIS Map
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Yes (2 Districts - Downtown Square & West Side)
Revolving Loan Funds Yes
Highway Access >40 miles to I-74
Approximate Major Market Proximity St. Louis 150 miles
Freight Terminals 1
Air Service (commercial) 50 miles to Peoria
Fire Rating (city/outside city) 4/7
Excess Water Capacity 1.4 million (gallons per day)
Excess Waste Water Treatment Capacity 0.8 million (gallons per day)
Fiber Optics Yes
Digital Switching Yes
"Right-to-Work" State No
Last Updated: January 2016