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MORRIS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County GRUNDY         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 8,833 10,270 11,928 13,636 13,636 Avg. Winter Temp 31.30 F -0.39 C County 30,582 32,337 37,535 50,063 50,063 Avg. Summer Temp 85.20 F 29.56 C Labor 0 0 19,320 26,784 27,700 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.58 In 92.91 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 38.32 In 99.87 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2010       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 4     in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         40
    Police Department           35          8          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   4
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  56
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
 
                 Banks   9  Assets $    699,483,000
     Savings and Loans   3  Assets $     32,000,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
TIF includes sales tax in part of district.  BANK 
ASSETS DO NOT INCLUDE ASSETS OF BRANCH FINANCIAL 
INSTITUTIONS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   6
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers   6

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO    50 MI 80 KM
       Commercial Airlines    0   Flights per day  675

    Nearest Public Airport MORRIS MUNICIPAL - JAMES R. WASHBURN FIELD AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            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 YES
            Name of Waterway ILLINOIS RIVER           
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local YES    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       2         2
Chicago            65       104       1         1
Cleveland         343       549       1         1
Dallas            936     1,498       2         3
Denver          1,016     1,626       3         3
Detroit           270       432       1         1
Kansas City       350       560       1         1
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       4         5
Memphis           544       870       3         2
Minneapolis       356       570       1         1
New Orleans       944     1,510       2         2
New York          840     1,344       2         2
St. Louis         230       368       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CSX                                    
EJ&E                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    12 MI   19 KM
Container Service NO    35 MI   56 KM

Remarks
AIR: TYPE OF SURFACE - CONCRETE/ASPHALT.  
CHAUFFEURING SERVICE: YES

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,840,000          10,792,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,260,000           8,588,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,680,000           6,384,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,700,000          10,260,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACT. SLUDGE/DISINFEC
            Treatment Capacity        2,500,000           9,500,000
                  Present Load        1,840,000           6,992,000
               Excess Capacity          660,000           2,508,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier SBC                                               
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers 119 CHOICES   

Remarks
2ND WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT - 900,000 
CAPACITY, 100,000 PRESENT LOAD, 800,000 EXCESS 
CAPACITY.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     82
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    67
            Dentists in Community    11
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
SOME DOCTORS ALSO WORK IN JOLIET.  CLINICS 5.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                4       110       1,464
Junior High               2        74         614
High School               1        50         953
Trade & Technical         1        18         506
Community College         1       213      15,676
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.6

Remarks
JUNIOR COLLEGE AND TWO 4-YEAR COLLEGES ARE 15 
MILES EAST. EVENING COURSES AVAILABLE IN CITY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
EXELON                     ELECTRIC UTILITY          880  IBEW                0
                         
LYONDELL                   CHEMICALS                 375  NONE                0
                         
MORRIS HOSPITAL            HEALTH CARE             1,000  N/A              1906
                         
KRAFT DISTRIBUTION         DISTR CENTER               75                      0
CENTER                   
LAKAR, ENTERPRISES         TRAVEL PLAZA               50  N/A              1967
                         
COSTCO DEPOT               DISTRIBUTION              150                      0
                         
SPONGE-CUSHION,            CARPET UNDERLAY            88  N/A              1986
INC. - SPONGE RUBBER     
AKZO CHEMICALS,            INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS      130  NONE                0
INC.                     
REICHHOLD CHEMICALS        SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS       113  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for GRUNDY COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    27,700
             Unemployed   3,270
             Percentage  11.80%
         Total Employed    24,430
          Manufacturing  13.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  84.93%
            Agriculture   1.27%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   2
          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 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
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches  17
                 Number of Rooms     213          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      30          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     425              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ILLINOIS RIVER, HEIDECKE LAKE                     

Remarks
DAY CARE 5

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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.6563%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.6604%          2009       2008              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.1493%         6.9926%    6.8207%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.5384%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.0045%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Nancy Norton Ammer                   Nancy Norton Ammer                 
Director                             Director                 
Grundy Econ. Dev. Council            Grundy Econ. Dev. Council          
112  East Washington St.             112 East Washington St.            
Morris, IL  604502280                Morris, IL  604502280
Phone (815) 942-0163                 Phone (815) 942-0163
  Fax (815) 942-0711                   Fax (815) 942-0711

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60450           Rep Dist            75                          
                            Senate Dist        38                           
                            Congressional Dist 11               


Remarks
Grundy EDC Website: www.gedc.com
E-mail: info@gedc.com
Morris Website: www.city.mornet.org

Last updated 01/16/2013
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