Here’s what we’re all about.

In a world where nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, buying habits have shifted.  This has left the small businesses in the tristate area struggling to play catch up.  Combined with the rural “brain drain”, where the most talented students leave the region each year to pursue opportunities elsewhere, there is a real need to bring the tristate area up to speed.

Highline Ideas is committed to promoting economic growth throughout Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Western Kentucky.  Our owner, Curtis Baird, serves on the Carbondale Economic Development Board and is personally invested in generating economic growth to the community.

Our mission is to provide cost-effective web marketing solutions to businesses with a need and goal for growth.  By bringing area businesses into the cutting-edge world of 21st century web marketing, including persona-driven SEO and inbound marketing, we will help them go above and beyond their growth goals.

Highline Ideas is proud to sponsor the following programs that further our mission of promoting regional economic growth:

Shop Southern Illinois

For the past two years, Highline Ideas has sponsored the Shop Southern Illinois initiative.  Shop Southern Illinois is a joint campaign by several Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce to support local businesses.  The initiative encourages area residents to take a pledge to shop locally during the holiday season.

Visit the Shop Southern Illinois website

Jackson CEO

Highline Ideas is an investor in Jackson Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO), a new program available for Jackson County high school students.  The program selects students through a rigorous application process and utilizes area businesses as classrooms.  The students of CEO visit dozens of businesses each year, and are guided by mentors through the steps of starting their own business.

Visit the Jackson CEO website