Whether by highway, rail, air, or river, Hancock County’s central location is within reach of two-thirds of the U.S. and parts of Canada.
Hancock County, IL
Hancock County, Illinois, is centrally located along the Chicago - Kansas City Expressway (IL Hwy 172: designated Route 110/CKC) and Avenue of the Saints (Canada to the Gulf of Mexico).
Rail service includes both freight and twice-daily Amtrak service to and from Chicago in nearby in Macomb and Quincy.
Quincy Regional Airport is only 40 miles from Carthage and features daily 45-minute flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Mississippi River access is year-round with Nauvoo and Dallas City Consolidated Grain and Barge facilities providing access for grain to be shipped down to the Gulf for export.
Tri-State Development Summit
The Tri-State Development Summit is a 3-state, 36-county economic development effort that brings together Tri-State area leaders to define common issues; develop an on-going dialogue to effectively address those issues; and improve the quality of life of the entire Tri-State region. The Summit Transportation Task Force focuses on the development and completion of highway corridors and waterways issues.