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Welcome to the City of Wood River
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Community Profile

Wood River is located in Madison County, Illinois, approximately 15 miles NE from downtown St. Louis and is an integral part of the River Bend region’s nearly 200,000 residents. The River Bend region provides a wealth of resources for business in the form of retail sales, work force, education, recreation and tourism.

Wood River, Illinois is a member of the River Bend region. This region, encompassing 13 individual communities, generates more than $1.7 billion in total sales annually. Wood River's business community contributes more than 20% to that annual total.

The City has 65 full-time employees, operates a $16.6 million budget and maintains a 4 ISO fire rating. It is a full service community providing water and sewer services. In addition, wastewater treatment services are extended to four area communities and the township. The City maintains more than 80 miles of streets and 42.7 miles of alleys.

Included in this section are a number of key market facts to help you make Wood River, Illinois your business location of choice!