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Welcome to the Peoria Wiki

Welcome to the Peoria Wiki. This Wiki helps members of the community network with each other. Please write about your experiences or anything else about our city. Maybe you heard a great concert on the riverfront or maybe there is an excellent deli on a downtown corner. Create a page and let the world know about it.

You can enjoy a culture of creativity and receive strong support for the development of ideas. There are interesting and affordable places to live, diverse neighborhoods with historic, affordable homes, a growing business district and a multitude of things to do.

There is a remarkable confluence of R&D resources in the City — like the nation’s largest agricultural research lab, a nationally recognized university, two regional medical centers and a world-renowned college of medicine.

In Peoria, Illinois, you’ll find an urban lifestyle that enables you to both work and play within a short walk from your home. And it’s diverse—more than 6,000 students mingle with thousands of residents, poets, artists and more than 300 research Ph.Ds.

Recent Planning History

Approximately 40 area community leaders formed a steering committee in 2000 to discuss the role of Peoria in the 21st century knowledge economy. They engaged the Battelle Institute to assess our assets and resources. That information led to the formation of Peoria NEXT, which is now actively working to help scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs develop start-up companies that will generate strong economic growth in The Greater Peoria Region.

In May 2003, the Peoria City Council passed an ordinance creating the 773-acre Peoria Medical and Technology District. Since then, the progress of the district has been shepherded by a commission of representatives from the neighborhoods, businesses and anchor institutions (Bradley University, Methodist Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, and the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research). The commission developed a comprehensive master plan.

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Economic Development  

Economic Development Strategy

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