Foreign Trade Zone

A critical resource for companies looking to ship merchandise into and out of the United States.

Location

Lawrence County is located just a 2 to 3 hour drive from the Midwest's largest major metro areas.

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Population

Almost 17,000 residents live in Lawrence County, providing an apt workforce and large customer base.

Local Benefits

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  

  • Lawrence Public Library
    Lawrence Public Library

    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...

    Lawrence County Historical Museum
    Lawrence County Historical Museum

    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/

    Cloud 9 Bed & Breakfast
    Cloud 9 Bed & Breakfast

    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/

    Art & Wine on the Square
    Art & Wine on the Square

    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...

  • Chamber Golf Outing
    Chamber Golf Outing

    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.

    Southern Illinois Spring Classic
    Southern Illinois Spring Classic

    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/

    Bridgeport Community Reunion
    Bridgeport Community Reunion

    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.

    Lawrenceville Alumni Mixer
    Lawrenceville Alumni Mixer

    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...

  • Cedarbrook Golf, LLC.
    Cedarbrook Golf, LLC.

    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

    Red Hills State Park
    Red Hills State Park

    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

    Lawrenceville Homecoming
    Lawrenceville Homecoming

    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/

    Party on the Roof
    Party on the Roof

    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...

  • Celebrity Chef
    Celebrity Chef

    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...

    Lasata Winery
    Lasata Winery

    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...

    Lawrence County Arts Council
    Lawrence County Arts Council

    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/

    Wabash Cannonball Bridge
    Wabash Cannonball Bridge

    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/

  • Lawrenceville City Park
    Lawrenceville City Park

    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.

    Lawrenceville Country Club
    Lawrenceville Country Club

    Where: Lawrenceville Season: Year-round 9 hole golf course, driving range, and clubhouse. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/lawrencecounty.countryclub?fref=ts

    Lawrence County Basketball Capital Classic Tournament
    Lawrence County Basketball Capital Classic Tournament

    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:...

    Lawrenceville Fall Festival
    Lawrenceville Fall Festival

    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/

  • Sumner Fall Festival
    Sumner Fall Festival

    Where: Sumner Main Street Season: Summer When: Thursday-Saturday, first weekend in September Food vendors, carnival games, daily entertainment, parade on Saturday.

    Chestnut Festival
    Chestnut Festival

    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

    Lawrence County 4H & Junior Fair
    Lawrence County 4H & Junior Fair

    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/

    Youth Sports Leagues
    Youth Sports Leagues

    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...

  • Farmer’s Market
    Farmer’s Market

    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.

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What People Are Saying About Lawrence County  

  • 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.
    Mark Bowler, Bowler TransmissionsMark Bowler

    Bowler Transmissions

  • Fantastic service and really helpful and caring personnel. I was impressed by pleasant atmosphere and the general assistance. My doctor offered me a very effective treatment and I really did feel significant improvement really soon. I followed all the prescriptions and now I feel great. Greatly thankful to all the staff, and I would definitely recommend this medical center to anyone who medic aid.
    Jeff BlakeJeff Blake

    32 years

  • My doctor offered me a very effective treatment and I really did feel significant improvement really soon. I followed all the prescriptions and now I feel great. Greatly thankful to all the staff, and I would definitely recommend this medical center to anyone who medic aid. Fantastic service and really helpful and caring personnel. I was impressed by pleasant atmosphere and the general assistance.
    Rebecca MartinsRebecca Martins

    29 years

  • My doctor offered me a very effective treatment and I really did feel significant improvement really soon. I followed all the prescriptions and now I feel great. Greatly thankful to all the staff, and I would definitely recommend this medical center to anyone who medic aid. Fantastic service and really helpful and caring personnel. I was impressed by pleasant atmosphere and the general assistance.
    Gregory NewmanGregory Newman

    27 years

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