Welcome to the Fairview Heights Economic Development Department!

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About the Area  

Fairview Heights, Illinois is located in the Metro-East portion of the St. Louis MSA, and is 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With over 3 million square feet of retail, Fairview Heights is dubbed the Retail Hub of Southern Illinois. It is home to a Super Regional Mall and 7 shopping centers. 75 restaurants operate in the City, as do 8 hotels and motels. Interstate 64 straddles the City with traffic counts at Exit 12 exceeding 75,000 cars a day.

Our Goals

The Fairview Heights, Illinois Economic Development Department has 3 primary goals:
  1. Retain existing businesses within the City and advocate or assist in the expansion of those existing businesses.
  2. Recruit new business start-ups and solicit companies to locate in the City.
  3. Spearhead certain projects that will complement the City's Economic Development efforts
    (such as "Arrowhead Business Industrial Park", "Lincoln Trail TIF Streetscape Project", and the "Phase I South Corridor Bike Trail").
To accomplish these 3 goals, the Department utilizes a number of tools, which are available on our website:
  • Business Assistance Program (PDF) document has been prepared to inform individuals and companies of financial incentives available to assist in locating, relocating or expanding in the City.
  • Community Profile (PDF) outlining the demographic and business characteristics of the City is maintained and updated on a regular basis.
  • Inventory of Vacant Buildings and Sites available for occupancy or development in the City is maintained and updated continually.
  • Marketing Brochure (PDF) slanted toward Economic Development opportunities in the City has been produced to entice builders, developers and companies to locate here.                         

Map showing the location of Fairview Heights in relation to Chicago and Saint Louis.
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  1. Paul Ellis

    Phone: (618) 489-2033

  2. Alaysia Mitchell

    Administrative Support
    Phone: (618) 489-2057

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