Business Opportunities

U.S. Customs Port of Entry

Peoria International Airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for air cargo.

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.

Space and Land Available

The Airport Authority has space in existing buildings as well as land available for development, for projects ranging from small businesses to large commercial and industrial undertakings. We can help with both aviation and non-aviation related projects.

  • For more information, contact:
  • Gene Olson, Director of Airports
  • Phone: 309-697-8272
  • Email: