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Rural King Supply, America’s Farm and Home Department Store, planted its roots in Mattoon, Illinois in 1960. Since that time, Rural King has added over 130 stores in a thirteen-state area (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia). The corporate office, distribution center and flagship store are all located in Mattoon, and the heart of Rural King is in its stores, associates and customers.


The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) are the Nation’s leading resources for the management and development of sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. As a turnkey solution for community leaders and developers alike, SFC services span the gamut of sports and recreation needs from sports tourism & recreation master planning, program planning, and feasibility through professional facility management services. Our 30+ managed venues and 1500+ team members, represented by the SF Network, welcome more than 25 million guest visits and produce over $250 million in economic impact each year.

Goodman Real Estate Services Group

Randy Goodman and Alex Justice of Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC, represent Rural King nationally for property acquisitions, and marketing and leasing of company owned real estate. 

Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC is a leading expert in retail real estate marketing and leasing based in Cleveland, Ohio, which was founded in 1998 and currently represents 100+ tenants, 50+ landlords, markets 7 million square feet of power center space, and 10 million square feet of properties listed for sale, lease, and development. Randy and Alex currently lead the marketing and leasing team for the Cross County Mall in Mattoon, IL, and will be directly responsible for marketing the retail, restaurant, and hotel opportunities component of Emerald Acres Sports Connection.

Mayor Rick Hall


Mattoon, IL is a thriving community that embodies everything good about life in Central Illinois: convenient location, small town cohesiveness, excellent real estate values, a strong economy, a prosperous downtown area, historical connections, and a diverse amount of sports, lakes, and housing opportunities, support a wide variety of contemporary and traditional lifestyles. Mattoon, IL is located between the major cities of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, so visiting the big city while living a small town lifestyle has never been easier. If you are here every day or just one, we have plenty to offer in this future-thinking community.