Why Do Business in Lawrence County?

Lawrence County Opportunity Zone

Individual, family and corporate investments are welcome in Lawrence County. Zones can convert capital gains to assets through an opportunity fully sanctioned by the U.S. Government. The LCIDC will steer you in the right direction, aligning you with resources and advisors that understand IRS requirements.

Foreign Trade Zone

Enables our region to compete fairly on the world stage. The zone’s secure operations
earn waivers from certain duties and fees when bringing components into the U.S.A.

Industrial Property Search

Search our database to find available sites and buildings for your business.

Revolving Loan Fund

Provides county businesses with financial support for approved startup and expansion plans. The LCIDC accepts applications and explains lending policies, rates and terms. We work closely with primary lenders to assure that our supporting role is helpful to local projects. Contact us today to obtain more information and an application.


Lawrence County Illinois enjoys a strong alliance of county, city and state organizations where public and private sectors work together to meet your needs. The Lawrence County Industrial Development Council (LCIDC) was formed over 30 years ago to serve as the primary point of contact for business and industry inqueries. Our Council partners with local leaders to provide a welcoming, business-friendly environment that is tailored to your needs. We are an experienced administrator for a county-wide Revolving Loan Program. We also operate one of only eight Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) in Illinois. The FTZ illustrates our county’s visionary commitment to commercial growth and success.


Lawrence County is located at the intersection of US Route 50 and Illinois Route 1. We are centrally located to the Midwest’s largest major metro areas.

Red Hill Corridor

Open spaces and country living. Local stops and shops. Explore, enjoy and settle here.


Almost 17,000 residents live in Lawrence County, making us small enough to be responsive and friendly, yet large enough to provide excellent schools and healthcare access.

Local Benefits

With a low cost of living, low crime rate, unique local shopping and restaurants, Lawrence County is a great place to call home.

Celio Oliveira

USA Aero Refinishing

USA Aero Refinishing is an aircraft paint shop focusing on quality and attention to detail- inside and out. As a result, owner Celio Oliviera has repeat customers from as far away as Australia and frequent customers from Canada, South America and the UK. “Owners from Illinois, Indiana, the Midwest and Florida consider my shop’s Lawrence County Illinois location and adjacent airfield to be ideal.”

Mark Bowler

Bowler Transmissions

"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."