The availability of qualified labor is important for the successful operation of any facility. The Midwest Inland Port area provides access to a labor force of over 533,000 within a one hour drive of Decatur.
The Midwest Inland Port area has comparatively strong availability of employment specialization in manufacturing and other targeted industries than competitive markets. Please see charts below.
*Location Quotient of Warehousing and Storage Labor (NAICS 493), Manufacturing Labor (NAICS 31-33) and Food Manufacturing Labor (NAICS 311) within the MSA for Decatur, IL 62526 (MIP); Elwood, IL 60421 (Greater Chicago) (CHI); Plainfield, IN 46168 (Indianapolis) (IND); Kansas City, MO 64161 (Kansas City) (KS); and Granite City, IL (St. Louis) (STL); Quotients above 1.00 indicate a greater degree of industry specialization than the comparable region (USA); **Chicago Food Manufacturing Labor Reported by County; Data Source: US Dept. of Labor (Year 2013 Data).