Southwest

Edie Koch
Southwest Region Manager
Office of Regional Economic Development
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
1022 Eastport Plaza Dr.
Collinsville, IL  62234
Office: 618-346-3816
Cell: 618-304-9466
Edie.koch@illinois.gov

The nine-county Southwest Region has much to offer new and expanding businesses, including a highly-skilled workforce, a solid transportation, manufacturing and logistics infrastructure; and an emerging Ag-biotech industry.

Southwestern Illinois has invested billions of dollars on modern river, rail, highway, and air transportation infrastructure.  These investments, coupled with the ideal location in the heart of the U.S., provide efficient low-cost access to the Midwest, the U.S. and beyond.  It’s a combination that is fueling the region’s growth in all sectors.