Pekin is home to a variety of businesses that support the community, providing steady employment for residents and contributing to the hometown atmosphere that is felt throughout the city. Pekin Insurance – a regional insurance provider – is headquartered here and is one of the area’s largest employers. Other large, non-manufacturing employers in Pekin include UnityPoint Health, the two local school districts, the City of Pekin and Tazewell County.
Pekin is home to 11 banks and credit unions serving the community. From large regional banks to locally-owned and -operated institutions, there is a strong financial foundation that fosters community growth and possibility. Employees of these institutions are also residents who lead by example as active members of the community, dedicating hundreds of hours of volunteer service to the many organizations and boards within the city.
SHOPPING, DINING & LODGING
Pekin residents enjoy a diversity of shopping districts that are convenient and wide-ranging in the products and services they provide. From the historic downtown to Derby Street, Broadway Road, East Court Village, Auto Row and the entire Court Street corridor – all manner of goods can be found. Whether you need a new car, new clothes, furniture for your home or a caramel apple, you can find it easily in Pekin without the hassles of busy traffic or hard-to-find parking.
Dozens of restaurants serve fare to fit any palate. From national chain restaurants to family-friendly bar-and-grills to quaint mom-and-pop diners, there truly is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for fast food from popular chains, or a more leisurely sit-down meal experience at some of the more popular regional chains or privately-owned restaurants, you’ll find it in Pekin.
Visitors will find lodging accommodations to suit their needs and their budgets at six Pekin facilities that feature nicely decorated rooms with all the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect in today’s hotels, including Wi-Fi, pools, business centers and meeting rooms.