Economic Development

Welcome to the Village of Glen Carbon

The Village of Glen Carbon is a vibrant and growing community located twenty minutes northeast of downtown St. Louis in Madison County, Illinois. Individuals that want to live and shop in Glen Carbon have direct access to Interstate I-270 through two exit/entrance points at Illinois Route 157 and Illinois Route 159. Interstate 55 and Interstate 70 are also just minutes away.

In 2009, Glen Carbon was ranked among the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by CNN Money Magazine. In 2022, Glen Carbon was ranked by as the #1 place to live in Madison County, Illinois. With a population of 13,842, the area is praised for its wide selection of affordable housing, park land, bike and walking trail systems. Glen Carbon is home to a variety of quaint restaurants, boutiques and retail shopping areas and is well known for its annual “Homecoming Celebration” held every June. The Village of Glen Carbon is less than five minutes from the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Campus and has direct access to the Madison County Transit system which is well known in the Southwest region of the State.

The Village of Glen Carbon is definitely a place you want to be, and as many of our residents say, “If you are lucky enough to call Glen Carbon home, you are lucky enough.”

gcmapIncluded for your use and information is demographic data for Glen Carbon as well as a number potential properties available for development. The list is not all inclusive, but provides key locations within the Village. If you have an interest in Glen Carbon, please feel free to contact Village Administrator, Jamie Bowden, at 618-288-2614 /

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