About the Area

Fairview Heights, Illinois is located in the Metro-East portion of the St. Louis MSA, and is 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With over 3 million square feet of retail, Fairview Heights is dubbed the Retail Hub of Southern Illinois. It is home to a Super Regional Mall and 7 shopping centers. 75 restaurants operate in the City, as do 8 hotels and motels. Interstate 64 straddles the City with traffic counts at Exit 12 exceeding 75,000 cars a day.

Our Goals

The Fairview Heights, Illinois Economic Development Department has 3 primary goals:

1 Retain existing businesses within the City and advocate or assist in the expansion of those existing businesses.

2 Recruit new business start-ups and solicit companies to locate in the City.

3 Spearhead certain projects that will complement the City’s Economic Development efforts (such as “Arrowhead Business Industrial Park”, “Lincoln Trail TIF Streetscape Project”, and the “Phase I South Corridor Bike Trail”).

To accomplish these 3 goals, the Department utilizes a number of tools, which are available on our website:

Metro East Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about …

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my business locate to Fairview Heights?
The City of Fairview Heights is THE retail hub of Southern Illinois and has approximately 3.5 million square feet of commercial space, making it the perfect place for businesses to prosper and grow. Located conveniently on Interstate 64 with 78,000 VPD at the Exit 12 interchange, just 12 miles east of St. Louis, Fairview Heights is the ideal location for your business.

I’m thinking about locating my business to Fairview Heights. Where can I view information on available buildings and development sites?
Please feel free to contact Mike Malloy, Director of Economic Development, to help assist you in selecting the perfect location for your business in Fairview Heights. Our department can be reached at (618) 489-2033 or at malloy@cofh.org. You can also browse available buildings and development sites here:
Available Buildings & Sites

What type of financial assistance is available for my business?
The City has established several programs to provide various financial incentives in an effort to attract new business development and growth.

Is Fairview Heights a member of a Chamber of Commerce?
Fairview Heights is a member and platinum investor of the Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce. Frequent ribbon cuttings are held for new business openings and anniversaries.

Where can I view information on businesses in Fairview Heights that have recently opened?
You can see photo listings of all businesses who have opened recently in Fairview Heights here: Business in Fairview Heights Photo Gallery