Pekin is a vibrant community of over 33,000 people and the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Pekin is conveniently located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (about 165 miles from each), a few hours from Indianapolis, and just 10 miles south of Peoria.
As the county seat for Tazewell County, Pekin enjoys a solid economic base and is home to many professional, industrial and manufacturing jobs – including Pekin Insurance and one of the largest ethanol facilities in the nation! Pekin also support a very successful, city-owned Business Park with a highly skilled labor force to draw on as businesses continue to move in and thrive.
Pekin isn’t just a great place to do business. It’s also a great place to live! Nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, Pekin’s state-of-the-art hospital and unequaled education system make it an idyllic location to settle in and raise a family. Plus we have the largest park district in the state and four championship golf courses where you can perfect your swing!