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ALEDO, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MERCER         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 3,881 3,681 3,613 3,640 3,585 Avg. Winter Temp 24.80 F -4.00 C County 19,286 17,290 16,957 16,434 16,219 Avg. Summer Temp 73.20 F 22.89 C Labor 10,200 8,611 8,839 8,770 8,521 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.04 In 96.62 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2000       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            8          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  25
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $    194,616,344
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
MSA DATA FOR CLIMATE.  COUNTY DATA USED FOR LABOR 
MARKET.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-74                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    24 MI   38 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport QUAD CITY INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    25 MI 40 KM
       Commercial Airlines    4   Flights per day   25

    Nearest Public Airport MERCER COUNTY AIRPORT
                     Local YES   3 MI    5 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  2,480 FT     756 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available NO     Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    20 MI   32 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           780     1,248       0         2
Chicago           199       318       0         1
Cleveland         518       829       0         2
Dallas            809     1,294       0         2
Denver            872     1,395       0         2
Detroit           453       725       0         2
Kansas City       337       539       0         2
Los Angeles     1,883     3,013       0         3
Memphis           504       806       0         1
Minneapolis       364       582       0         1
New Orleans       898     1,437       0         2
New York          963     1,541       0         2
St. Louis         221       354       0         1
Seattle         1,962     3,139       0         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON-NORTHERN-                   
SANTA FE                               
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    25 MI   40 KM
Container Service NO    25 MI   40 KM

Remarks
NEAREST PUBLIC DOCK IS ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 
(20 MILES).

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          850,000           3,230,000
            Treatment Capacity          656,000           2,492,800
          Average Daily Demand          390,000           1,482,000
             Peak Daily Demand          500,000           1,900,000
               Excess Capacity          350,000           1,330,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process LAGOON,AERATED,ROCK 
            Treatment Capacity        1,084,000           4,119,200
                  Present Load          550,000           2,090,000
               Excess Capacity          534,000           2,029,200

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier MUNICIPAL                
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI  

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     25
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     6
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
1 PRIVATE AND 1 PUBLIC NURSING HOME.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2         0         494
Junior High               2         0         386
High School               1         0         392
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.7

Remarks
ALEDO IS LOCATED IN MERCER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 
#404.  NEARBY ACCESS TO AUGUSTANA COLLEGE, WESTERN
 IL UNIVERSITY (MACOMB & QC CAMPUS), QUAD CITY 
GRAD CENTER, AND BLACKHAWK COLLEGE.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
MERCER COUNTY HOSPITAL     HEALTH CARE               200                   1950
                         
WAL-MART STORE 792         RETAIL                    156                      0
                         
GENERAL GRIND AND                                    150                   1976
MACHINE INC.             
MERCER COUNTY NURSING                                100                      0
HOME                     
APOLLO ELEMENTARY          EDUCATION                  62                      0
SCHOOL                   
COUNTY OF MERCER           COUNTY GOV'T               62                      0
                         
MCDONALDS                  RESTAURANT                 45                      0
                         
ESSIG-WELCH                AUTO DEALERSHIP            35                      0
                         
MERCER COUNTY HIGH         EDUCATION                  31                      0
SCHOOL                   
MERCER COUNTY INTERMEDIAT  EDUCATION                  30                      0
SCHOOL                   

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MERCER COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     8,521
             Unemployed     702
             Percentage   8.20%
         Total Employed     7,819
          Manufacturing  17.20%
      Non-Manufacturing  77.50%
            Agriculture   5.30%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Region 6 NW    

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.28  $ 32.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.10  $ 22.16
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.08  $ 15.71   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.83
Assembler-Production     $ 10.36  $ 15.28   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 15.86
Computer Operator        $ 14.06  $ 22.55   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.37  $ 13.42
Computer Programmer      $ 20.11  $ 35.23   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.19  $ 17.86
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 13.94   Systems Analyst          $ 21.42  $ 40.06
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.51  $ 16.55   Technician               $ 17.71  $ 27.53
Engineer                 $ 24.05  $ 43.96   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.92  $ 26.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.82  $ 13.72   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.89  $ 18.67
Laborer                  $ 12.27  $ 24.62   Welder                   $  9.37  $ 13.42
Machinist                $ 12.44  $ 22.07   Word Processor           $  9.49  $ 15.79

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      81        Protestant Churches 462
                 Number of Rooms   6,448          Catholic Churches  48
                     Restaurants     866          Jewish Synagogues   2
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   6,000              Country Clubs   6
             Public Golf Courses      21               Health Clubs  17
            Public Tennis Courts      63      Public Swimming Pools  12
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
Y.M.C.A. LOCATED IN ALEDO.  One Bed & Breakfast 
with 9 rooms.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.8902%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.5348%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.3266%        9.1668%   9.1724%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.4145%                                         Telephone  2.00%
   Total 9.1661%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Bill Breeden                         Meghan Overton                     
Mayor                                Planner - Data Services  
City of Aledo                        Bi-State Regional Commiss          
120 N College Ave/POB 267            1504 Third Ave., Box 3368          
Aledo, IL  612310267                 Rock Island, IL  612043368
Phone (309) 582-7241                 Phone (309) 793-6300
  Fax (309) 582-7242                   Fax (309) 793-6305

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61231           Rep Dist           74                           
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
City of Aledo Website: www.aledoil.org
Bi-State Reg. Comm. Website: 
www.bistateonline.org, Meghan Overton E-mail: 
moverton@bistateonline.org

Last updated 07/16/2013
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