Coles County Regional Planning & Dev. Commission
651 Jackson Avenue Rm 309
Charleston, IL 61920
Most Coles County workers are employed in agriculture and industry. Business, transportation facilities, an airport, and favorable factory sites have influenced the development of industry in the County. The Mattoon area has about twenty manufacturing and business firms with heavy employment; the Charleston area has about fifteen. Both cities have many small commercial businesses which employ 25 persons or less. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center located between Charleston and Mattoon on State Route 16 is one of Coles County’s largest employers.