Business Parks

Sterling's Business Parks

The City of Sterling and the Greater Sterling Development Corporation work very closely together to create quality tracts of land that are ideal for business development.  Each of several industrial parks is in various stages of development and has different usage characteristics.  All of the industrial parks are contained within the Whiteside County Enterprise Zone that offers added incentives for development.


The Meadowland Business Park is situated between two Sterling Park District recreational parks.  Over 100 acres are subdivided into lots ranging from 1–20 acres each.  These lots are shovel-ready and zoned industrial or business, according to location.  Just minutes from Interstates 88, IL Route 40, and Highway 30, in addition to the Whiteside County Airport, the industrial park is ideally located.  Businesses that currently are located in the Meadowlands Industrial Park include a global manufacturer of radiators for power transformers, custom vintage auto restoration, ambulance dealership & body shop, and a global manufacturer of hydraulic hose assemblies.  Construction currently in progress will be the new corporate headquarters of a leader in technology and design of scientific injection molding.


Nearby, Westwood Industrial Park is home to the Westwood Fitness & Sports Complex in addition to global and regional manufacturers.  Eastwood Industrial Park houses a variety of manufacturers, suppliers, and service industries in addition to Sterling/Rock Falls Child Care Center.

Also included in Eastwood Industrial Park is the City’s Small Business & Technology Center, also known as “The Incubator”, a group of small businesses operating independently within one location.  Twenty-four Individual units can easily be converted to fit the needs of any type of business.  Affordable rent and low overhead are among the many advantages to businesses just starting out or expanding.  “The Small Business & Technology Center is managed by the Greater Sterling Development Corporation.  Call 815-625-5255 to inquire.


Fifty-five acres with the potential to expand to 100 acres is known as The Old Airport Industrial Park, a flat tract of shovel-ready land.  Additionally, Rock River Industrial Park offers 100-218 acres with proximity to Union Pacific Railroad tracks.  For more information, contact the Greater Sterling Development Corporation, 815-625-5255 or email.  Each of Sterling’s Industrial Parks is located just minutes from Interstate 88.

Both the City and the Greater Sterling Development Corporation are ready to help you find the perfect site or building for new or relocated business and industry.  Their central location to large market areas, affordable land, along with low cost of living make Sterling a perfect location to live, work and play.