Winnebago County is nestled in the north-central part of Illinois and is home to a work force that is second to none, including a booming industry that continues to make its mark around the world.
While manufacturing continues to be the county's largest industry it is also home to three major medical centers and thousands of acres of the most bountiful farmland in the state. With access to Interstate highways, rail, and a top-rated regional airport, the sky is the limit when it comes to economic opportunity.
Winnebago County offers more than ten thousand acres of forest preserves and parks. Anderson Japanese Gardens,Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden and numerous museums, bike paths, and year-round recreational opportunities.
Winnebago County is focused on increased job growth, expanded educational opportunities, enhanced public health and safety, and a superior quality of life.
Population: 285,873 (2016)
Area: 519.25 sq mi