Edwardsville is located on the thriving Illinois side of the Mississippi River and as part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, enjoys the benefits of nearly three million very active consumers within a 60-mile radius.
Edwardsville is ready for more retail. In recent years, the city’s population and retail sales receipts have grown significantly. St. Louis may have great shopping, but clearly, Edwardsville’s vibrant and growing neighborhoods will welcome more retail closer to home.
City leaders have fostered development of commercial and business districts along most of Edwardsville’s main thoroughfares in and around the city’s bustling residential neighborhoods. There are three Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFs) offering attractive incentives with some also located in the Gateway Enterprise Zone to provide additional benefits.
Edwardsville’s historic downtown area is very well connected offering easy access and high visibility with traffic counts between 9,000-15,000 vehicles each day in prime locations. Local business owners and franchises operating retail shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops can expect to do a robust business here.
Near the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, and just south of our downtown, the Edwardsville Town Center sits at an intersection that sees over 37,000 vehicles per day. It is already home to a grocer, restaurant, and brew pub, and there’s plenty of room for more. Lots are available in sizes up to 1.32 acres.
For mall developers and retailers needing a larger footprint, the I-55 Corridor on the city’s eastern edge is an ideal location. About 24,000-30,000 vehicles each day pass through the intersection of I-55 and State Highway 143 promising a consistent flow of customers. Edwardsville Corporate Centre is also located nearby. Already home to two corporate headquarters and with plenty of room for more, the Corporate Centre promises a growing customer base for retailers interested in locating along the I-55 Corridor.
Whether your business is large or small, Edwardsville and surrounding area is eagerly waiting for the products and services you have to offer. Check out the links to learn more about this exciting market.