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MARION, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WILLIAMSON     
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 14,031 14,545 16,035 17,193 17,315 Avg. Winter Temp 30.00 F -1.11 C County 56,538 57,733 61,296 66,357 64,541 Avg. Summer Temp 86.00 F 30.00 C Labor 0 0 29,386 35,622 34,417 Avg. Annual Rainfall 40.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 10.04 In 25.50 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COMMISSION / CITY     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1994       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 4     in city  7     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           25          0          0
    Police Department           43          2          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  11
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels 158
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  12  Assets $    600,648,000
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $     49,704,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
REDCO (Regional Economic Development Corporation) 
is the City of Marion's contact for industrial, 
large employer and warehousing firm development.  
The City of Marion participates in the AMEREN/CIPS
 InSite Program.  Enterprise Zone Incentive 
includes 100% industrial property tax abatement 
for 5 years during life of zone.  The City of 
Marion has an economic development director who 
works to promote commercial & retail growth in the
 community.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57, I-24                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   2
               Local Carriers   8
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   2

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES    2 MI  3 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    8

    Nearest Public Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES   2 MI    3 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,012 FT   2,444 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 MS & OH RIVERS           
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    45 MI   72 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           402       643       5         1
Chicago           320       515       2         1
Cleveland         513       821       5         1
Dallas            652     1,050       2         1
Denver          1,133     1,813       5         2
Detroit           569       916       4         1
Kansas City       366       589       3         1
Los Angeles     1,965     3,144       7         2
Memphis           217       349       2         1
Minneapolis       740     1,184       5         2
New Orleans       616       986       6         1
New York          933     1,493       6         2
St. Louis         120       193       1         1
Seattle         2,226     3,562       7         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NTHRN/SANTA FE  DAILY       
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       
CRAB ORCHARD &             DAILY/      
EGYPTIAN                   AS NEEDED   
                                       

Piggyback Service YES    2 MI    3 KM
Container Service NO   120 MI  192 KM

Remarks
MOTOR CARRIER: PACKAGE DELIVERY SERV: UPS, DHL, 
FED EX, RPS; COMM. BUS SERV.: GREYHOUND.  AIR: 
CAPE AIR, AIRLINE; ILS LANDING SYSTEM & VOR 
NAVIGATION (MWA) AVAIL.  RAILROAD: 
BURL/NTHRN/SANTA FE SWITCHING DAILY & AS NEEDED BY
 CRAB ORCHARD & EGYPTIAN RAILROAD.  TRANSLOADING 
WITHIN 2 MILES OF CITY LIMITS, PROVIDING COMPLETE 
STORAGE, DISTR., & TRANS. SERV. INCLUDING BULK & 
FOREST PRODUCTS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REND LAKE CONS. DISTRICT 
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,500,000           9,500,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,700,000          10,260,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,800,000           6,840,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,300,000           8,740,000
               Excess Capacity          400,000           1,520,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUGE     
            Treatment Capacity        4,950,000          18,810,000
                  Present Load       10,800,000          41,040,000
               Excess Capacity        2,700,000          10,260,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER, CLEARWAVE                               
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers SEVERAL    

Remarks
SEWAGE TREATMENT: ACTIVATED SLUGE - PRIMARY 
CLARIFIER - SAND FILTERS.  ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC 
SUPPLIER: EGYPTIAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     99
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    75
            Dentists in Community    25
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OPERATES A 130 BED 
HOSPITAL FOR US VETERANS IN MARION.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5       109       1,851
Junior High               1        50         851
High School               1        60       1,200
Trade & Technical         1         7         344
Community College         1       300       6,300
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1     1,295      19,817

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.5

Remarks
JOHN A. LOGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS LOCATED IN 
CARTERVILLE, IL (7 MILES WEST).  SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
 UNIVERSITY IS LOCATED IN CARBONDALE, IL (14 MILES
 WEST).

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE       HIGHER EDUCATION          850  IEA/TMSTRS/ATF   1967
                         
AISIN MFG IL               AUTOMOTIVE PARTS          820  NONE             2002
                         
PEPSI / MIDAMERICA         SOFT DRINKS               600  NONE             1935
                         
HEARTLAND REGIONAL         HEALTH CARE               600  NONE             1953
MEDICAL CENTER           
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION    US VETERANS HOSP          600  NONE             1942
                         
SOUTHERN IL POWER COOP     ELECTRICITY PROVIDER      120  IBEW             1963
                         
HERRIN HOSPITAL            HEALTH CARE               450  NONE             1913
                         
US DEPT OF JUSTICE         FEDERAL PRISON            342  AFGE             1963
                         
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD     CLAIMS PROCESSING         350  NONE             1983
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for WILLIAMSON COUNTY                       
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    34,417
             Unemployed   2,871
             Percentage   8.30%
         Total Employed    31,546
          Manufacturing  21.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  77.60%
            Agriculture   1.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   1
      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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.31  $ 29.18   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.19  $ 27.75
Assembler-Electronic     $ 13.73  $ 17.14   Office Clerk             $  8.80  $ 14.02
Assembler-Production     $  8.79  $ 13.63   Secretary                $  9.89  $ 15.46
Computer Operator        $ 10.86  $ 23.78   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 10.19  $ 15.05
Computer Programmer      $ 18.70  $ 36.64   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.09  $ 16.00
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.21  $ 14.26   Systems Analyst          $ 23.03  $ 37.37
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.09  $ 17.88   Technician               $ 15.57  $ 22.30
Engineer                 $ 24.39  $ 36.97   Tool & Die Maker         $ 14.30  $ 25.90
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 12.25   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.76  $ 17.60
Laborer                  $ 13.87  $ 24.92   Welder                   $ 13.57  $ 19.58
Machinist                $ 11.62  $ 19.22   Word Processor           $  8.78  $ 16.18

Remarks
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER & LABOR INFORMATION AVAILABLE 
AT http://www.redco.org.  WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL 
DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      30        Protestant Churches 140
                 Number of Rooms   1,600          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants     135          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     600              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   3
            Public Tennis Courts       6      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River CRAB ORCHARD LAKE                                 

Remarks
NEARBY LAKES: CRAB ORCHARD, KINCAID, REND, CEDAR, 
LITTLE GRASSY, DEVIL'S KITCHEN &  LAKE OF EGYPT.

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  8.50%
    City  0.4556%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.3196%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  4.0439%         6.5669%    6.5669%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.1280%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  6.9451%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jerry Crouse                         Jerry Crouse                       
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
Regional Econ. Dev. Corp.            Regional Econ. Dev. Corp.          
2305 W. Main Street                  2305 W. Main Street                
Marion, IL  62959                    Marion, IL  62959    
Phone (618) 998-8252                 Phone (618) 998-8252
  Fax (618) 997-4665                   Fax (618) 997-4665

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62959           Rep Dist           118                          
                            Senate Dist        59                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks
REDCO Toll Free 866-998-8252, E-mail: 
redco@redco.org.  Area Code is 618.  Telephone 
Exchanges: 993, 997, 964 & 998.
Web Page: http://www.redco.org.

Last updated 10/29/2013
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