There are a variety of sites available which are ideally suited for Retail, Service, Professional, Tourism, Hospitality, Convention or Entertainment based business. Many options exist regardless of your square footage requirements and all are located on high traffic corridors. New-build sites and pre-existing properties present tremendous flexibility and access to immediate markets generating more than $1 billion in sales annually.
Wood River is in a dynamic tourism region attracting more than 2 million visitors annually. Uniquely positioned at the southern entrance of America's newest National Scenic Byway, "Meeting of the Great Rivers", Wood River presents superior opportunities to capture a portion of the $15 million in annual sales generated by this growing industry.
The Greater Alton/Twin Rivers Convention and Visitors Bureau, located just to the north, aggressively markets the local Alton Belle Casino, Melvin Price Lock & Dam, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and other area sites. They project this industry to experience unprecedented growth for many years as a result of new Federal funding.
Industry chooses Wood River because of its competitive advantage with a comprehensive transportation network and close proximity to St. Louis. As part of a highly industrial region, the resources for strategic alliances are nearby. With a history of supporting industry, the area has a wealth of trained and skilled workers immediately available. Wood River draws from a large regional work force of more than 1/4 million. This group is within a 20-minute commute. The St. Louis MSA represents the nation's14th largest labor force of more than 1.3 million. With more than 1,200 acres already zoned for industrial use, the City continues a commitment to bringing those businesses and jobs to the area.