Welcome to Springfield & Sangamon County, Illinois. You will thrive here.
Why are we so confident?
Because thriving looks different on everyone. Whether you’re starting a career, investing in a startup, raising a family or moving back to your hometown, Springfield and its surrounding communities offer countless opportunities to thrive - however you define it.
Springfield is often called a “big small town.” You probably know most of your neighbors, but also have many big city amenities. and an air of sophistication associated with a rich arts community and diverse cultural experiences.
We’re best known for - and very proud of - our famous history as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 16th president. You’ll find evidence of that across the region at our many exciting Lincoln historic sites.
But that’s not all Springfield and Sangamon County have to offer.
As the sixth-largest in the state, our city is also the state capital and home to the Governor’s Mansion, General Assembly, Supreme Court, state offices and Sangamon County Seat.
Our residents love the low cost of living and easy commutes around the area. We have a growing arts and entertainment scene, world-class medical facilities and a wide range of educational options.
With what is arguably the world’s richest farmland here in Sangamon County, Illinois is the nation’s second-leading exporter of corn, soybeans, feed grains, and related products, so you’ll be surrounded by the booming agricultural industry.
The vitality of other local industries is also a huge draw to this region. We are home to global leaders in enterprises that include healthcare, manufacturing, professional business services, tech and more.
From history and culture to education and business innovation, Springfield and Sangamon County truly have everything you need for a vibrant, incredible quality of life.
We all thrive in our own way - and everyone can thrive in SPI.