Since the arrival of two western transcontinental railroads in the late 1850's, Rochelle has been the hub of rail and highway systems west of Chicago. Rochelle is ideally located to meet the needs of corporate America with global ties. Located at the intersection of the north-south Interstate 39 (I-39 Distribution Corridor) and the east-west Interstate 88 (Illinois Research and Development Corridor), Rochelle is within one day's truck drive to markets that serve over 80 million Americans. Rochelle has four interstate interchanges within 4 miles of the City's boundaries. Rochelle is home to the Union Pacific's largest and newest Intermodal facility. Advanced communication systems, including city-owned broadband, global communication, excess capacity for water and wastewater services, and locally-provided electricity and sewer, gives business and industry a strategic advantage.