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ASHLAND, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County CASS           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,351 1,257 1,361 1,333 1,333 Avg. Winter Temp 37.00 F 2.78 C County 15,080 13,437 13,695 13,642 13,642 Avg. Summer Temp 67.00 F 19.44 C Labor 0 0 7,307 7,793 7,620 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.00 In 96.52 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 15.00 In 38.10 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / VILLAGE     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 7     in city  8A    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         22
    Police Department            2          1          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   9
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   1 MI    2 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   1 MI    2 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     50,000,000
     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 NO 
 
Remarks
FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ALL VOLUNTEER.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community                                                   
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    12 MI   19 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers   1

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    18 MI 29 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   28

    Nearest Public Airport JACKSONVILLE MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   16 MI   26 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  5,000 FT   1,525 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    25 MI   40 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           592       947       3         2
Chicago           219       350       1         1
Cleveland         503       805       2         1
Dallas            728     1,165       2         2
Denver            869     1,390       3         2
Detroit           463       741       2         1
Kansas City       310       496       1         1
Los Angeles     1,899     3,038       4         3
Memphis           370       592       2         2
Minneapolis       500       800       2         1
New Orleans       758     1,213       3         2
New York          936     1,498       3         2
St. Louis         100       160       1         1
Seattle         2,035     3,256       4         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     0 MI    0 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          300,000           1,140,000
            Treatment Capacity          350,000           1,330,000
          Average Daily Demand          110,000             418,000
             Peak Daily Demand          160,000             608,000
               Excess Capacity          240,000             912,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          150,000             570,000
                  Present Load           90,000             342,000
               Excess Capacity           60,000             228,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier CASS TELEPHONE COMPANY                            
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers EQUAL ACCESS   

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  22 MI   35 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    22 MI   35 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        11         189
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        18         133
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 21.5

Remarks
LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF 
ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE IN 
ILLINOIS.  JR HIGH LOCATED IN CHANDLERVILLE - PART
 OF AC CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
AC CENTRAL SCHOOL          EDUCATION                  75  IEA, NEA            0
DISTRICT                 
ALLENS MARKET                                         20                      0
                         
STATE BANK OF ASHLAND      FINANCIAL                  18                   1933
                         
BRANDT CONSOLIDATED                                   11                      0
                         
ASHLAND ELEVATOR                                       8                      0
                         
VILLAGE OF ASHLAND                                     7                   1869
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for CASS COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     7,620
             Unemployed     585
             Percentage   7.70%
         Total Employed     7,035
          Manufacturing  45.50%
      Non-Manufacturing  51.80%
            Agriculture   2.70%

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 1 C        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.89  $ 31.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.12  $ 24.84
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.22  $ 14.50   Office Clerk             $  9.42  $ 15.50
Assembler-Production     $ 11.50  $ 21.48   Secretary                $ 10.78  $ 18.00
Computer Operator        $ 14.05  $ 23.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.93  $ 20.01
Computer Programmer      $ 17.19  $ 35.92   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.50  $ 16.47
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.40  $ 19.00   Systems Analyst          $ 31.80  $ 45.91
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.98  $ 16.48   Technician               $ 16.03  $ 27.11
Engineer                 $ 25.81  $ 41.61   Tool & Die Maker         $ 19.03  $ 24.43
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.76  $ 14.04   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.31  $ 18.62
Laborer                  $ 11.59  $ 22.61   Welder                   $ 12.98  $ 18.63
Machinist                $ 14.78  $ 24.23   Word Processor           $ 10.22  $ 16.62

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       0        Protestant Churches   6
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       3          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room       0              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
MAIN ENTRANCE TO JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK STATE 
FISH & WILDLIFE AREA, ILLINOIS' 15,000 ACRE 
CONSERVATION AREA IS 9 MILES FROM ASHLAND.

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
    City  0.6831%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.7577%          2006       2000              Electricity  3.50%
  School  5.5563%        9.4137%    7.8275%            Natural Gas  3.50%
Other(s)  1.1241%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.1214%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Dustin Fritsche                      Dustin Fritsche                    
Program Coordiantor                  Program Coordinator      
Cass Co Overall EDC                  Cass Co Overall EDC                
651 S Job Street                     651 S Job Street                   
Virginia, IL  62691                  Virginia, IL  62691    
Phone (217) 452-3211                 Phone (217) 452-4110
  Fax (217) 452-7260                   Fax (217) 457-7030

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62612           Rep Dist           99                           
                            Senate Dist        50                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
Website: www.seecass.com
Dustin Fritsche E-mail: fritsche@illinois.edu

Last updated 02/21/2013
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