Resource Availability

Transportation Resources


Pontiac is served by Amtrak for passenger service. For freight handling, Pontiac is located 60 miles from the CenterPoint Intermodal Center located near Joliet, Illinois. Pontiac is also only 100 miles from Union Pacific’s Global III Intermodal Facility at Rochelle, IL.


Pontiac is located on Interstate 55 between Chicago and St. Louis. Nearby major interstates include: I-80, I-57, I-39, I-90, I-74, and I-72.


Pontiac is only 41 miles from the river port facilities at Ottawa, Illinois where the Fox and Illinois Rivers meet. Pontiac is 61 miles from the Peoria, IL River Terminal and the Illinois River. The Illinois River flows into the Mississippi River and is heavily used by barges to transport bulk materials such as grain, oil, and construction materials.

Workforce Resources

Pontiac has a labor shed of 189,886 within a 45-mile radius of the city. With current unemployment standing at about 6%, the Pontiac area has an immediately available workforce.

Workforce Resources Map