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AURORA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County KANE           
Additional Counties DUPAGE          KENDALL         WILL           

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 81,293 99,581 142,990 197,899 202,248 Avg. Winter Temp 20.00 F -6.67 C County 1,261,042 1,456,450 1,865,090 515,269 515,269 Avg. Summer Temp 84.00 F 28.89 C Labor 0 0 70,236 91,377 107,951 Avg. Annual Rainfall 31.00 In 78.74 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 29.00 In 73.66 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  3    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          210          0          0
    Police Department          383          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   5
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  12
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  14  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  28  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   7 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-55, I-55/44, I-80,I-90                    
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  21
               Local Carriers   7
          Interstate Carriers  36
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    32 MI 51 KM
       Commercial Airlines   51   Flights per day 2400

    Nearest Public Airport AURORA MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local YES   8 MI   13 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,501 FT   1,950 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 NONE                     
                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           700     1,120       1         1
Chicago            39        62       1         1
Cleveland         370       592       1         1
Dallas            890     1,424       1         1
Denver            960     1,536       1         1
Detroit           300       480       1         1
Kansas City       470       752       1         1
Los Angeles     1,990     3,184       2         2
Memphis           525       840       1         1
Minneapolis       390       624       1         1
New Orleans       910     1,456       1         1
New York          830     1,328       1         1
St. Louis         268       429       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       2         2

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN/                   
SANTA FE                               
ELGIN JOLIET EASTERN                   
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    26 MI   42 KM
Container Service NO    26 MI   42 KM

Remarks
TWO-THIRDS OF U.S. CONSUMER MARKET WITHIN ONE DAY 
TRAVEL TIME.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RIVER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       23,760,000          90,288,000
            Treatment Capacity       42,000,000         159,600,000
          Average Daily Demand       17,900,000          68,020,000
             Peak Daily Demand       28,000,000         106,400,000
               Excess Capacity       14,000,000          53,200,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity       42,000,000         159,600,000
                  Present Load       31,400,000         119,320,000
               Excess Capacity       10,600,000          40,280,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T    

Remarks
CITY OF AURORA HAS A 43 MILE FIBER OPTIC NETWORK 
THAT PROVIDES BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS WITH 
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  2    Total Number of Beds    687
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   837
            Dentists in Community    97
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               33     1,568      18,548
Junior High              11       697       7,790
High School               7       716      10,508
Trade & Technical        27         0         220
Community College         1       195       7,507
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1       295       2,116

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

Remarks
4 OF THE 5 AURORA SCHOOL DISTRICTS EXTEND BEYOND 
CITY LIMITS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY DEKALB -
 30 MILES, NAPERVILLE 8 M AURORA UNIVERSITY 
ILLINOIS MATH & SCIENCE ACADEMY ILLINOIS INSTITUTE
 OF TECHNOLOGY 8 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CATERPILLAR, INC.          EARTHMOVING EQUIP.      2,700  YES              1956
                         
RUSH-COPLEY MEDICAL        HOSPITAL/MEDICAL CTR    2,000                      0
CENTER                   
CHICAGO PREMIUM            RETAIL STORES           1,800                      0
OUTLETS                  
AURORA SCHOOL DISTRICT     PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM    1,514                      0
#129                     
AURORA SCHOOL DISTRICT     PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM    1,457                      0
#131                     
PROVENA MEDICAL CENTER     HOSPITAL/MEDICAL CTR    1,200                      0
                         
LTD COMMODITIES            MAIL ORDER              1,200                      0
                         
FOX VALLEY PARK            PARKS & RECREATION      1,072                      0
DISTRICT                 
DREYER MEDICAL             MEDICAL OFFICES           990                      0
CLINIC                   
HOLLYWOOD CASINO-AURORA    GAMING/ENTERTAINMENT      645                   1993
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for AURORA                                  
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   107,951
             Unemployed   9,374
             Percentage   8.70%
         Total Employed    98,577
          Manufacturing   0.00%
      Non-Manufacturing   0.00%
            Agriculture   0.00%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   6
            Number won by union   5
          Number won by company   1
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   4
   Number of employees involved      87

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 4 NE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 21.99  $ 42.79   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.96  $ 28.46
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 18.55   Office Clerk             $ 10.24  $ 17.31
Assembler-Production     $  8.90  $ 15.90   Secretary                $ 11.27  $ 19.38
Computer Operator        $ 13.97  $ 24.67   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.29  $ 20.05
Computer Programmer      $ 22.52  $ 45.04   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.24  $ 17.14
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.35  $ 17.67   Systems Analyst          $ 23.06  $ 40.68
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.70  $ 17.57   Technician               $ 16.39  $ 30.95
Engineer                 $ 23.90  $ 40.56   Tool & Die Maker         $ 17.11  $ 29.54
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.16  $ 14.39   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.83  $ 17.13
Laborer                  $  8.76  $ 24.21   Welder                   $ 13.32  $ 21.41
Machinist                $ 13.04  $ 23.10   Word Processor           $ 12.52  $ 20.46

Remarks
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER: FHP/O CEDAR HOUSEHOLD, 
CLEANING SUPPLIES, 450.  WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL 
DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      12        Protestant Churches 100
                 Number of Rooms     859          Catholic Churches  21
                     Restaurants     200          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       4               Health Clubs  20
            Public Tennis Courts      66      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River FOX RIVER                                         

Remarks


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  8.25%
    City  1.9912%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7045%          2011       2010              Electricity  3.00%
  School  5.9645%         8.8640%    7.9915%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  1.7174%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total 10.3770%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
TAX RATES VARY THROUGHOUT AURORA BECAUSE OF 
COUNTY, TOWNSHIP, FIRE AND SCHOOL DISTRICT 
BOUNDARIES.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Kathy Leonard                        Kathy Leonard                      
Research Assistant                   Research Assistant       
Aurora Econ. Dev. Commis.            Aurora Econ Dev Commis.            
43 W Galena Blvd                     43 W Galena Blvd                   
Aurora, IL  60506                    Aurora, IL  60506    
Phone (630) 256-3160                 Phone (630) 256-3160
  Fax (630) 256-3169                   Fax (630) 256-3169

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60502  60503    Rep Dist            42    41                    
            60504  60505    Senate Dist        21                           
            60506  60507    Congressional Dist 14     4         


Remarks
Website: www.investinaurora.org
E-Mail: aedc@aurora-il.org

Last updated 06/12/2013
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