• About the Illinois Valley

  • The Illinois Valley area is a vibrant community offering a remarkable quality of life and a traditional Midwestern lifestyle and values. We’re proud of our Midwestern hospitality. Whether you are here for a weekend, attending an event, or on business, there are plenty of things to do here and we hope you enjoy your visit and return often.  Made up of 24 cities and villages in three counties, the region's educated workforce not only provides an abundant talent pool for companies, but also bolsters the region’s vibrancy, artistic and musical essence, and competitive edge in technology and innovation. The Illinois Valley is defined by a diverse economy, low costs of living and doing business, a creative culture and a well-educated population. Cultural diversity, unique neighborhoods, a variety of industries and a thriving creative community make north central Illinois among the nation’s best locations for relocating, expanding and startup companies.

    We invite you to discover the wealth of exciting attractions the Illinois Valley has to offer, with a multitude of arts, culture and entertainment, trails and parks, fairs and festivals, restaurants, hotels, and shopping centers.

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  • Illinois Valley Resource Guide

  • IVAC's "ADVANTAGE" is an overview of Chamber-related activities and efforts, regional information, and resources.  The 80-page print guide, can also be viewed as a flipbook or download your copy here.

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