Business Opportunities

Air Cargo

Peoria International Airport is an active air cargo and express airport with over 50 million tons of cargo/express and mail passing through the airport each year. Fed Ex, Airborne, Emery and UPS provide all cargo service in addition to cargo carried in the cargo holds of passenger flights serving PIA.

Federal Express800-238-5355
UPS800-742-5877
Emery800-443-6379
DHL800-747-4718

U.S. Customs Port of Entry

Peoria International Airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for air cargo. Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at www.customs.gov

Foreign Trade Zone

One of the many advantages to locating in Central Illinois is the availability of foreign trade zones and subzones to companies wishing to ship products or component parts into the U.S.

A foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a site within the U.S.A. where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered to be in International trade and outside of U.S. Customs territory. Foreign or domestic merchandise may enter this enclave without formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or excise taxes.

The purpose of an FTZ is to attract economic activity consistent with national policy. Ideally, this activity would include attracting foreign investment to the U.S. and encouraging domestic firms to expand their international trade activity. Tenants of FTZ’s vary from small import export companies to large multi-national manufacturing companies.