Welcome to Effingham

Effingham is located in the heart of central Illinois where Interstates 57 and 70, Illinois State Routes 45, 40, and 33, and two rail lines intersect.

Our excellent location, coupled with our fine schools and health care facilities, has made Effingham a prime site for businesses and industry.


Effingham is the 2014 Google Ecity award winner for Illinois

Effingham Awarded As Google's 2014 eCity of Illinois

Now in its second year, the Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state as one of the “digital capitals” of America. The awarded cities are recognized for their innovation in using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. Full Press Release

Business Appreciation Award

The City of Effingham appreciates the businesses in the community and their contributions to the City. The Business Appreciation Award will highlight businesses throughout the City of Effingham that achieve excellence in business.

Businesses will be recognized with

  • Certificate given at City Council Meeting
  • Feature in newsletter
  • Recognized on Social Media
  • Sign for outside of the business
  • Featured on City's website
  • Press release created

Click here to make a nomination

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