The Saline County Chamber of Commerce was established in 2003, when the Harrisburg and Eldorado Chambers merged. They invited Carrier Mills, Stonefort, Galatia, Raleigh, and Muddy to join them in promoting business in the Saline County area. Thus the Saline County Chamber of Commerce was born.
Since it’s inception, the Chamber has focused on increasing business awareness and recognition for businesses within the county. It conducts various events throughout the year giving members the opportunity for networking and business promotion. It also provides a forum for Chamber members to discuss events and issues that impact local businesses.
Named for Saline Creek, which was named for the salt springs in the area, Saline County has a population of almost 27,000 residents and is made up of seven municipalities: the cities of Eldorado and Harrisburg and the villages of Carrier Mills, Galatia, Muddy, Raleigh and Stonefort. For its residents, Saline County offers all of the comforts of the dream community: friendly neighbors, great school systems, beautiful scenery, state-of-the-art health care facilities, an extremely low crime rate, quality park districts and a national forest, access to transportation and shopping to meet your everyday needs … the list goes on.
And for businesses, it’s hard to find a complaint. A supportive, hard-working Chamber of Commerce, partnered with a growing local economy, creates a strong climate in which to set up shop. It is the epitome of small-town rural America and it’s the place residents are proud to call home.
Saline County Industries
From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, IL declined at a rate of -0.786%, from 9.8k employees to 9.72k employees. The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,658 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Educational Services (979 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Saline County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address. *Data provided by the Census Bureau ACS 5-year Estimate.
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Educational Services 0
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