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ALPHA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County HENRY          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 815 753 726 671 664 Avg. Winter Temp 24.80 F -4.00 C County 57,968 51,159 51,020 50,486 50,155 Avg. Summer Temp 73.20 F 22.89 C Labor 29,772 26,236 27,314 26,991 26,856 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.04 In 86.46 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO 
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  8    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         27
    Police Department            0          1          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $    103,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
NOTE: QUAD CITIES M.S.A. DATA USED FOR CLIMATE, 
LABOR MARKET, COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND ADDITIONAL 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AMENITIES.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-74                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     2 MI    3 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  66
               Local Carriers  15
          Interstate Carriers  41
          Intrastate Carriers  27

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport QUAD CITY INTL AIRPORT
                     Local YES   22 MI 35 KM
       Commercial Airlines    5   Flights per day   60

    Nearest Public Airport QUAD CITY INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   22 MI   35 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 10,000 FT   3,048 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway                          
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 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           645     1,032       2         3
Chicago           150       240       1         1
Cleveland         449       718       1         2
Dallas            796     1,274       2         3
Denver            904     1,446       2         3
Detroit           395       632       1         2
Kansas City       354       566       1         2
Los Angeles     1,943     3,109       4         5
Memphis           442       707       1         2
Minneapolis       423       677       1         2
New Orleans       830     1,328       2         3
New York          911     1,458       2         3
St. Louis         210       336       1         1
Seattle         1,991     3,185       4         6

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

Piggyback Service NO    10 MI   16 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
QUAD CITIES MSA DATA FOR MOTOR CARRIER, WATER AND 
RAIL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          156,000             592,800
            Treatment Capacity          295,000           1,121,000
          Average Daily Demand           70,000             266,000
             Peak Daily Demand           90,000             342,000
               Excess Capacity          205,000             779,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          432,000           1,641,600
                  Present Load           50,000             190,000
               Excess Capacity          382,000           1,451,600

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier WOODHULL TELEPHONE CO.                            
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics NO 
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T    

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  20 MI   32 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES   20 MI   32 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1         0         171
Junior High               1         0          91
High School               1         0         128
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 18.9

Remarks
Alpha is part of Al Wood CUSD #225.  Nearby access
 to Augustana College, Western IL Quad City 
Campus, Quad City Grad Center, Blackhawk College &
 Scott Community College for training & 
professional development.  University of Northern 
IL 123 miles East, Western IL University 65 miles 
South & University of Iowa 95 miles West.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
ALWOOD ELEMENTARY          EDUCATION                  27                      0
SCHOOL                   
FS DISTRIBUTION                                       24                      0
CENTER                   
CALMER FARMS                                           5                      0
                         
TONYS PLUMBING                                         7                      0
& HEATING                
ALPHA LANES                                            6                      0
                         
GOLD STAR FINANCIAL                                    5                      0
SERVICES                 

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for HENRY COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    26,856
             Unemployed   1,976
             Percentage   7.40%
         Total Employed    24,856
          Manufacturing  14.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.50%
            Agriculture   3.50%

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 Reg 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
MSA Data for Major Employers.  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      47        Protestant Churches  74
                 Number of Rooms   5,090          Catholic Churches  10
                     Restaurants     492          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,500              Country Clubs   7
             Public Golf Courses      26               Health Clubs  48
            Public Tennis Courts      37      Public Swimming Pools  10
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River Mississippi R, Rock R, L George, West L, Wapsipini

Remarks
178 PARKS; PLAYGROUNDS; FOREST PRESERVES; 
SWIMMING; FISHING; WATER SKIING; MOTOR BOATING; 
I-WIRELESS CENTER - 12,000 SEAT ARENA AND 
CONVENTION CENTER.  MSA DATA.  RELEGION - HENRY 
COUNTY DATA.

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  0.2807%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9316%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.5410%         8.6214%    8.6381%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.8339%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.5872%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Kathleen Repass, Director            Meghan Overton                     
Henry Co. Economic Dev.              Planner - Data Services  
Partnership (HCEDP)                  Bi-State Regional Comm.            
307 W Center St                      1504-3rd Ave., Box 3368            
Cambridge, IL  61230                 Rock Island, IL  61201    
Phone (309) 235-9609                 Phone (309) 793-6300
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (309) 793-6305

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61413           Rep Dist            74                          
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Kathleen Repass E-mail: director@hcedp.com, HCEDP 
Website: www.hcedp.com, Henry County Website: 
www.henrycty.com.  Meghan Overton E-mail: 
moverton@bistateonline.org.

Last updated 07/16/2013
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