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SESSER, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County FRANKLIN       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,238 2,087 2,128 1,931 1,924 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 43,201 40,319 39,018 39,561 39,407 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.00 C Labor 0 0 17,107 18,214 17,307 Avg. Annual Rainfall 45.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 19.00 In 49.00 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO 
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class 4     in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          1         25
    Police Department            5          5          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  12
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  10 MI   16 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  17 MI   27 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $119,067,297,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
NOTE: COMMUNITY BANK ASSETS ARE ACCUMULATIVE 
ASSETS OF ALL BANKS IN THEIR REPECTIVE REGION.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     7 MI   11 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service NO 
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    24 MI 38 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    4

    Nearest Public Airport BENTON MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   12 MI   19 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    88 MI  141 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           477       763       3         1
Chicago           303       485       2         1
Cleveland         550       880       3         2
Dallas            682     1,091       4         2
Denver            959     1,534       4         2
Detroit           550       880       3         2
Kansas City       352       563       3         1
Los Angeles     1,932     3,091       6         4
Memphis           248       397       2         1
Minneapolis       676     1,082       3         2
New Orleans       630     1,008       3         2
New York          943     1,509       4         3
St. Louis          96       154       1         1
Seattle         2,231     3,570       6         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        1 PER DAY   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    30 MI   48 KM
Container Service NO    30 MI   48 KM

Remarks
12 MILES TO AMTRAK SERVICE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REND LAKE CONS. DISTRICT 
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          300,000           1,140,000
            Treatment Capacity       19,100,000          72,580,000
          Average Daily Demand          244,000             927,200
             Peak Daily Demand          279,000           1,060,200
               Excess Capacity           56,000             212,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process SAND FILTRATION     
            Treatment Capacity          400,000           1,520,000
                  Present Load          300,000           1,140,000
               Excess Capacity          100,000             380,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS                           
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI  

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: REND LAKE - RLCD.  WATER SUPPLIER 
EXCESS CAPACITY 7,000,000 GALLONS, 26,497,880 
LITERS.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  13 MI   21 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     3
            Dentists in Community     3
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    14 MI   22 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        25         285
Junior High               1        19         159
High School               1        23         227
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 20.3

Remarks
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - 34 MILES; REND LAKE
 JUNIOR COLLEGE - 12 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SESSER CONCRETE            MFG. CONCRETE BLOCKS       14  LABORS/TMSTERS   1947
                         
NATURAL ENRICHMENT                                    28  NONE             2000
INDUSTRIES               

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for FRANKLIN COUNTY                         
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    17,307
             Unemployed   1,939
             Percentage  11.20%
         Total Employed    15,368
          Manufacturing  11.14%
      Non-Manufacturing  88.85%
            Agriculture   0.19%

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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.62  $ 11.33   Office Clerk             $  8.73  $ 13.06
Assembler-Production     $  9.24  $ 14.10   Secretary                $  9.35  $ 14.38
Computer Operator        $ 12.92  $ 23.82   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.19  $ 18.38
Computer Programmer      $ 18.01  $ 27.87   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.82  $ 17.88
Data Entry Operator      $  9.19  $ 11.38   Systems Analyst          $ 17.82  $ 33.96
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.46  $ 18.12   Technician               $ 15.75  $ 22.75
Engineer                 $ 23.76  $ 35.62   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.84  $ 24.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.70  $ 12.66   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.00  $ 18.41
Laborer                  $ 11.16  $ 20.19   Welder                   $ 12.33  $ 17.88
Machinist                $ 11.39  $ 18.79   Word Processor           $  9.85  $ 18.97

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wage data/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       5        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms     200          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants      14          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River REND LAKE                                         

Remarks
BENTON COUNTRY CLUB 15 MILES; WEST FRANKFORT 
COUNTRY CLUB 22 MILES; GREENHILLS COUNTRY CLUB 25 
MILES.

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  9.00%
    City  2.1089%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0648%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  4.2756%        9.8009%   9.7395%            Natural Gas  5.15%
Other(s)  2.5137%                                         Telephone  7.00%
   Total 9.9630%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ELECRICITY TAX DEPENDS ON USAGE.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jason Ashmore                        Beau A. Henson                     
Mayor                                Econ. Dev. Specialist    
Sesser City Hall                     Greater Egypt RPDC                 
302 W Franklin/POB 517               3000 W DeYoung St, 800B-3          
Sesser, IL  628840517                Marion, IL  629595558
Phone (618) 625-3611                 Phone (618) 997-9351
  Fax (618) 625-6291                   Fax (618) 997-9354

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62884           Rep Dist           117                          
                            Senate Dist        59                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks
Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development 
Commission E-Mail: caryminnis@greateregypt.org, 
Website: www.greateregypt.org.

Last updated 09/10/2013
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