Development Assistance

As Setting Rail for a Road Crossing cont.a unit of local government, America’s Central Port offers a variety of assistance programs to help lower operating costs for start-ups and private expanding businesses – depending on economic impact, job creation and private investment generated.

America’s Central Port has an excellent staff of engineers and planners who are capable of developing and designing a wide range of projects. The staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of planning and development for ports, industrial and commercial parks, building layout and design, operational components of intermodal transfers, steel movements, building renovation and new construction.

The staff has worked with many prospective tenants to “site” a building and design many key components including access roads and a variety of construction requirements. This service is provided FREE to existing and prospective tenants.

New or expanding businesses may be able to take advantage of sales or property tax abatement, alternative financing through a Tax Increment Financing District, Special Business District or tax credits for job creation and training opportunities for new or existing workers.  In addition, utility providers in Illinois may offer significant rate discounts for larger projects.

Whatever the case, the Port will work with a team of representatives from the State of Illinois, Madison County and local municipalities to provide the necessary site location assistance available to attract your company to America’s Central Port.


For more information, contact Mark Spizzo 618-452-8435 or at