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Grundy County can provide market access to any place in the country

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Located just one hour south of Chicago and situated at the intersection of I-80 and I-55, Grundy County's transportation amenities make it an ideal location for business and industry in the Midwest. With four out of the six class-I railroads (CSX, UP, BNSF, Norfolk Southern) Grundy County can provide market access to any place in the country.

The interstate access allows good proximity to the "crossroads of the Midwest," Interstate 55 and Interstate 80, which also allow direct access to the Chicagoland market. The Illinois River, extending from the northeastern section of Illinois, at the convergence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers, travels through southwest Illinois to the town of Alton, eventually draining into the Mississippi River. The 272.4-mile river flows through the county, providing year-round barge service with just one week's travel to the Gulf via the Mississippi.

With its combination of river, rail, and interstate access, Grundy County offers a unique transportation system that connects the region to the global economy and acts as the conduit for ensuring that consumer and business needs are met.

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