• SWIDA has issued more than $1 billion
    in bonds for a range of projects that
    have helped change the landscape of
    Southwestern Illinois.
  • To date, SWIDA has financed
    a total of 75 projects that have
    helped to create or retain more than
    9,000 jobs in the Metro East.
  • In 2013, SWIDA will celebrate 25 years of
    promoting & enhancing economic development
    in the Illinois counties of
    Bond, Clinton, Madison and St. Clair.

SWIDA is Southwestern Illinois’ hands-on regional economic development authority. Through its partnerships with parties in the public and private sectors, the organization works to jumpstart investments in St. Louis’ Metro East region, helping to take plans off the drawing board and turn them into bricks and mortar.