Plenty of space and a huge workforce

Edwardsville’s strategic location, connectivity, and strong broadband service make it ideal for warehouse and distribution centers, e-commerce fulfillment, and data centers.

The city sits at the nexus of Interstate Highways 55 and 270 and State Highway 255, a FOUR-lane interstate-grade highway – an enviable location offering unparalleled logistics and some of the lowest shipping costs in the country.

Just half an hour from St. Louis, Edwardsville provides easy access to two airports that offer air cargo services. America’s Central Port is also conveniently located on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.  With these facilities so close, Edwardsville businesses enjoy access to markets throughout the United States and the rest of the world from ports along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. Products moving through distribution centers in Edwardsville can reach more than half the U.S. population and businesses within just two days.

In addition to great connectivity, Edwardsville has a number of large sites available that can accommodate heavy truck traffic and provide existing buildings with plenty of space to grow.

Gateway Commerce Center is home to businesses like Proctor & Gamble and The Hershey Company and in fall of 2016, welcomed a 717,000 square foot Amazon Fulfillment Center – another company now realizing all the benefits an Edwardsville location has to offer. Gateway Commerce Center still has plenty of room, offering more than 11.3 million square feet in existing buildings and 2,300 acres ready for development. The entire park has high capacity, redundant electricity and strong broadband service already in place.  In addition to large scale warehousing, internal roads at the park are designed to allow high-volume truck traffic without backups. With Gateway’s location at the intersection of I-270 and I-255 and connections to Interstates 70, 44, 55, and 64, trucks can be on the highway in less than four minutes.

With more than 750 acres, Lakeview Commerce Park, located at the intersection of Illinois Route 111 and New Poag Road, is the second largest commerce center in Edwardsville in terms of its acreage and employment.  Lakeview was developed in 1999 and recently invested $1.5 million in infrastructure improvements. Companies that call Lakeview home include J.F. Electric and Worldwide Technologies, now, Amazon, with a 760,000 square-foot Fulfillment Center opened in fall of 2016. With approximately 350 acres still undeveloped, there is plenty of room for businesses of any size to grow in Lakeview.

If you’re relocating or expanding your distribution operations, looking for a great place for a data center, or other technology business, Gateway and Lakeview Commerce Centers are just two reasons why Edwardsville should be your destination choice.

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