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MORTON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County TAZEWELL       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 14,265 13,799 15,198 16,267 16,267 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 132,078 123,692 128,485 135,394 135,394 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 0 0 186,163 203,732 202,019 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 23.00 In 58.42 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2008       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 5     in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            8          0         40
    Police Department           27          0         20
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  18
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   3 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   7  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   5  Assets $  1,500,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
CURBSIDE RECYCLING.  ONE CREDIT UNION.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   4 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-74, I-474, I-55, I-155                          
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  12
               Local Carriers  12
          Interstate Carriers  12
          Intrastate Carriers  12

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    15 MI 24 KM
       Commercial Airlines    5   Flights per day   52

    Nearest Public Airport GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   15 MI   24 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,000 FT   2,440 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     8 MI   13 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           635     1,016       2         2
Chicago           141       226       1         1
Cleveland         439       702       1         2
Dallas            806     1,290       2         2
Denver            914     1,462       2         3
Detroit           385       616       1         2
Kansas City       364       582       1         1
Los Angeles     1,953     3,125       4         7
Memphis           432       691       1         1
Minneapolis       433       693       1         1
New Orleans       840     1,344       2         2
New York          901     1,442       2         2
St. Louis         170       272       1         1
Seattle         2,001     3,202       4         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NORFOLK & WESTERN          AS NEEDED   
TOLEDO,PEORIA &            AS NEEDED   
WESTERN                                
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     5 MI    8 KM
Container Service NO     5 MI    8 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,000,000           3,800,000
            Treatment Capacity        5,000,000          19,000,000
          Average Daily Demand        2,200,000           8,360,000
             Peak Daily Demand        4,700,000          17,860,000
               Excess Capacity        2,600,000           9,880,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        3,000,000          11,400,000
                  Present Load        3,000,000          11,400,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier PANHANDLE EASTERN        
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON, FRONTIER, COMCAST, ITV-3                 
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers ALL    

Remarks
LARGEST MUNICIPAL GAS COMPANY IN ILLINOIS.  
CONSTRUCTION OF WASTE WATER PLANT IN 2001.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  12 MI   19 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    25
            Dentists in Community    12
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
2 AMBLULANCE SERVICES AND FULL-TIME PARAMEDICS; 3 
NURSING HOMES; 3 MEDICAL CLINIC WITH X-RAY 
LABORATORY.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                4        97       1,502
Junior High               1        22         408
High School               1        40         947
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 22.7

Remarks
TRADE & TECHNICAL, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4-YEAR 
COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY ALL WITHIN 30 MILES.  MORTON 
HAS A 96% GRADUATION RATE & ONE OF THE HIGHEST % 
OF GRADUATING STUDENTS GOING TO COLLEGE IN THE 
TRI-COUNTY REGION.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CATERPILLAR LOGISTICS                              2,700  UAW                 0
WORLD HEADQUARTERS       
STAR TRANSPORT             TRUCKING                  700  NONE                0
                         
MATCOR                     METAL FABRICATORS         550  NONE                0
                         
G & D INTEGRATED           TRANS & LOGISTICS         563  NONE                0
                         
MORTON BUILDINGS           COMMUNITY BUILDINGS       280  NONE                0
- WOOD-FRAME FARM &      
OTTO BAUM COMPANY,         WORK CONTRACTORS          340  SEVERAL             0
INC. - CONCRETE, MASONRY,
APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN        NURSING HOME              130  NONE                0
HOME FOR THE HANDICAPPED 
NESTLE, USA                FOOD PROCESSING           225  NONE                0
                         
BSI                        METAL FABRICATION         160  NONE                0
                         
MORTON INDUSTRIES          METAL FABRICATION         520  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for PEORIA-PEKIN MSA                        
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   202,019
             Unemployed  15,959
             Percentage   7.90%
         Total Employed   186,060
          Manufacturing  15.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  84.10%
            Agriculture   0.00%

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   1
   Number of employees involved       1

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 3 NC       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 20.27  $ 39.50   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.78  $ 24.34
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.06  $ 16.59   Office Clerk             $  9.36  $ 14.79
Assembler-Production     $ 13.12  $ 21.95   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 16.33
Computer Operator        $ 10.87  $ 20.21   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 14.18  $ 19.86
Computer Programmer      $ 23.27  $ 35.73   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.96  $ 17.49
Data Entry Operator      $  9.80  $ 13.88   Systems Analyst          $ 28.78  $ 41.20
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.28  $ 19.63   Technician               $ 22.65  $ 33.39
Engineer                 $ 25.89  $ 38.67   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.42  $ 26.83
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.76  $ 12.30   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.59  $ 18.21
Laborer                  $ 10.85  $ 23.54   Welder                   $ 12.70  $ 17.83
Machinist                $ 12.93  $ 22.38   Word Processor           $ 12.37  $ 18.71

Remarks
WAGE RATES2012 FROM IDES WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches  24
                 Number of Rooms     366          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      30          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   5
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ILLINOIS 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  6.75%
    City  0.6318%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.4741%          2010       2007              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.9047%         6.6124%    6.3872%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.1070%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.1177%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jennifer Daly                        Jennifer Daly                      
CEO                                  CEO                      
Morton Econ Dev Council              Morton Econ Dev Council            
415 W. Jefferson                     415 W. Jefferson                   
Morton, IL  61550                    Morton, IL  61550    
Phone (309) 263-2491                 Phone (309) 263-2491
  Fax (309) 263-2401                   Fax (309) 263-2401

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61550           Rep Dist           88    106                    
                            Senate Dist        53    46    44               
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
E-Mail:  jdaly@mortonedc.com
Website:  www.mortonedc.com

Last updated 12/12/2013
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