Foreign Trade Zone
A critical resource for companies looking to ship merchandise into and out of the United States.
Lawrence County is located just a 2 to 3 hour drive from the Midwest's largest major metro areas.
Almost 17,000 residents live in Lawrence County, providing an apt workforce and large customer base.
With a low cost of living, low crime rate, unique shopping and restaurants, Lawrence County is a great place to call home.
Local Recreation & Events
Where: 814 12th St, Lawrenceville Season: Year-round The Lawrence Public Library provides a broad variety of services, materials, and information, in order to meet the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community; recognizing...
Where: Corner of 12th and State St., Lawrenceville Season: Year-round Visit the Lawrence County Historical Museum for a look into Lawrence County’s past. For more information: http://lawrencelore.blogspot.com/
Where: 1207 12th St., Lawrenceville Season: Year-round A 20th century cozy home while you’re away from home. For more information: http://www.cloudninebnb.com/
Event: Art & Wine on the Square Where: Lawrenceville downtown Season: Summer When: June 14, 2014 The Lawrenceville Downtown Revitalization Committee pairs up with the Lawrence County Arts Council to offer an event to the...
Where: Lawrence County Country Club Season: Summer When: April 25, 2014 The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce pair up with the Lawrence County Country Club to host an annual golf scramble.
Where: Lawrenceville High School football field & Parkside Elementary School Season: Spring When: March 29, 2014 Kids Shopping Day hosts this half marathon and 5k. For more information: http://www.southernillinoisspringclassic.com/
Where: Bridgeport Moose Season: Fall When: Saturday evening of Red Hill’s Homecoming A social event open to all 21+ year-olds alumni of Red Hill/Bridgeport High School and the general public.
Where: Elk’s Lodge Season: Fall When: Lawrenceville Homecoming Friday evening A social event with hors d’oeuvres and a DJ open to all 21+ year-olds alumni of Lawrenceville High School and the general public. $10.00 entrance...
Where: Sumner Season: Year-round 9 hole par 3 golf course, driving range, and 18 mini-golf course. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedarbrook-Golf-LLC/562663487088842
Where: Sumner Season: Year-round Camp grounds, playground equipment, pavilions, picnic areas, paved walking/jogging paths, wooded hiking paths, horseback riding, lake access, hunting, fishing, and basketball courts. For more information: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R5/Redhls.htm#Boating
Where: Lawrenceville Season: Fall When: September 12-13, 2014 Description: The Lawrenceville Indians celebrate their district pride and football team with a parade on Friday evening and football game on Saturday afternoon. For More Information: https://sites.google.com/a/cusd20.net/cusd20/
Where: Parking Garage top deck in Lawrenceville, corner of 11th St & Walnut Season: Summer When: September 6, 2014 The Lawrenceville Downtown Revitalization Committee hosts an event which includes local food, a live band, and...
Where: LaSata Winery Season: Summer When: July 19, 2014 The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce hosts a food competition which highlights local men as chefs, while the attendees get to taste test all of their...
Where: RR 2 Box 64 B, Lawrenceville, IL, 62439 Season: Year-round Lasata Wines L.L.C. creates a variety of wines, including a Sweet Blush, Dry White, Dry Red, and Sweet Whites all of which are available to...
Where: Lawrenceville High School Season: Year-round When: Multiple shows per year Description: The Lawrence County Arts Council hosts a number of productions throughout the year. In 2014 they offered Aladdin and Steel Magnolias. Link: http://www.lawrencecountyartscouncil.org/
Where: St. Francisville Season: Year-round Take a tour of the one-lane historic toll bridge that joins Illinois and Indiana. For more information: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=indiana/wabashcannonball/
Where: Lawrenceville Season: Year-round Description: Playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, paved walking/jogging path, exercise stations, pavilions, swimming pool, picnic areas, and baseball fields.
Where: Lawrenceville Season: Year-round 9 hole golf course, driving range, and clubhouse. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/lawrencecounty.countryclub?fref=ts
Where: Red Hill High School gymnasium & Lawrenceville High School gymnasium Season: Fall When: Thanksgiving weekend: Friday & Saturday Two day basketball tournament which includes two sites, eight teams, and one champion. For more information:...
Where: Lawrenceville downtown square Season: Summer When: Wednesday-Saturday. Third weekend in September Food vendors, carnival rides and games, daily entertainment. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1433837570207660/
Where: Sumner Main Street Season: Summer When: Thursday-Saturday, first weekend in September Food vendors, carnival games, daily entertainment, parade on Saturday.
Where: St. Francisville Main Street Season: Fall When: Thursday-Saturday, first weekend in October Food vendors, carnival rides and game, daily entertainment, parade on Saturday. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ChestnutFestivalCommittee
Where: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Sumner Season: Summer When: Last week of July 4H project and livestock shows, livestock auction, 4H BBQ, grandstand events, food vendors, carnival rides and games. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/4-H-Lawrence-County-Illinois/115810545190520 & http://www.lawrencecountyfair.org/
Lawrence County Soccer Association Where: Wishnick Park, Lawrenceville Season: Fall When: August-October, games held on Sundays Competitive youth soccer to ages 4-12. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-County-Soccer/439904792712160?sk=timeline Bridgeport Little League Where: Bridgeport Season: Summer...
Where: Lawrenceville downtown square Season: Spring-Winter When: May-October; Tuesdays & Fridays 6:00am-12:00pm Seasonal open air market featuring homegrown products and homemade crafts.
The purpose of the Illinois Enterprise Zones is to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas of the...
Several Lawrence County businesses are already on board for a new program targeted toward high school juniors and seniors that is scheduled to launch in Fall 2015. Courtney Yost, the executive director of the Lawrence County Industrial Development Council, is spearheading a fundraising initiative to bring a program called Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) to Lawrence County.
What People Are Saying About Lawrence County
- Mark Bowler
When I was looking to expand Bowler Transmission we had several decisions to make.The IDC reviewed our plan and were quickly given an option to move into the new Lawrence County Industrial Park.The IDC worked with us to meet with the City and the bank to secure a low interest loan. We are into our 11th year and have accomplished what many thought was impossible, bringing a performance based automotive company with national and global customers to a small farm town in Illinois. Being centrally located means we can ship to the East or West coast within 2-3 days.