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SHERMAN, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County SANGAMON
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,501 2,080 2,871 4,148 4,148 Avg. Winter Temp 29.47 F -1.41 C County 176,089 178,386 188,951 197,465 197,465 Avg. Summer Temp 75.17 F 23.98 C Labor 0 0 107,780 117,956 117,956 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.54 In 90.27 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 24.60 In 62.48 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1980       County Zoning NO
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO

 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   0    outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            6          1          0

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   3
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    0 Weekly

         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM

                 Banks   2  Assets $              0
     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

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     1 MI    1 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO     8 MI 13 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   28

    Nearest Public Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    8 MI   13 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE
            Longest Runway  9,000 FT   2,745 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    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           592       947       3         2
Chicago           200       320       1         1
Cleveland         473       757       4         2
Dallas            728     1,165       3         2
Denver            869     1,390       3         2
Detroit           433       693       4         2
Kansas City       310       496       1         1
Los Angeles     1,899     3,038       7         4
Memphis           370       592       3         2
Minneapolis       480       768       4         2
New Orleans       758     1,213       4         3
New York          906     1,450       3         3
St. Louis         100       160       1         1
Seattle         2,039     3,262       7         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching






Piggyback Service NO    45 MI   72 KM
Container Service NO    45 MI   72 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL
        Water Source LAKE

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity                0                   0
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
          Average Daily Demand        1,202,100           4,567,980
             Peak Daily Demand                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process
            Treatment Capacity          260,000             988,000
                  Present Load          200,000             760,000
               Excess Capacity           60,000             228,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
Local Telephone Supplier SBC, VERIZON
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI Telecom

Remarks
ADDTIONAL ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: MENARD ELECTRIC COOP

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   5 MI    8 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     5 MI    8 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        38           0
Junior High               1        21           0
High School               1        33           0
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 20.7

Remarks
TOTAL ENROLLMENT FOR ELEMENTARY, JR HIGH & HIGH
SCHOOL IS 1,315.  JUNIOR COLLEGE, TRADE SCHOOL,
UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL SCHOOL, SPECIAL ED FACILITIES
IN SPRINGFIELD.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
VILLA HEALTH CARE          HEALTH CARE - AGED        162  NONE             1986

THE RAIL                   GOLF COURSE                10                      0

SUBWAY SANDWICH            RESTAURANT                  5                      0
SHOP
SHERMAN ELEMENTARY         EDUCATION                  54  IEA                 0
SCHOOL
CARTER BROS. LUMBER        LUMBER                     60                      0

SPRINGFIELD CLINIC         HEALTH                      4                      0


Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for SPRINGFIELD MSA
Annual Average for Year 2010
      Total Labor Force   117,956
             Unemployed   9,433
             Percentage   8.00%
         Total Employed   108,523
          Manufacturing   5.60%
      Non-Manufacturing  93.50%
            Agriculture   0.90%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2009
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 1 C

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 19.78  $ 33.65   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 10.24  $ 20.27
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.84  $ 13.81   Office Clerk             $  8.59  $ 15.07
Assembler-Production     $ 10.38  $ 16.33   Secretary                $  9.11  $ 15.77
Computer Operator        $ 13.67  $ 19.70   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.90  $ 19.65
Computer Programmer      $ 20.31  $ 39.54   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.49  $ 14.72
Data Entry Operator      $  8.98  $ 16.17   Systems Analyst          $ 29.06  $ 42.69
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.67  $ 17.62   Technician               $ 18.41  $ 31.33
Engineer                 $ 23.10  $ 37.11   Tool & Die Maker         $ 12.55  $ 24.45
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.48  $ 13.61   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.32  $ 18.65
Laborer                  $ 10.24  $ 20.64   Welder                   $ 12.02  $ 18.58
Machinist                $ 12.32  $ 19.06   Word Processor           $ 10.88  $ 17.63

Remarks
WAGE RATES 3rd QUARTER 2009 FROM IL DEPT OF
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE AT
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   4
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       6          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room       0              Country Clubs   1
             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 SANGAMON 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 are assessed at 25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2006          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.75%
    City  0.4229%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  0.6733%          2001       0                 Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.0704%         7.4464%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.6378%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  6.8044%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ELECTRIC TAX:  $.1032 PER KWH.  GAS TAX:  $.124
PER THERM.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Erich J. Bloxdorf
Executive Vice President             The Greater Springfield
Greater Spfld Chamber                Chamber of Commerce
1011 S. Second St.                   1011 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL  62704               Springfield, IL  62704
Phone (217) 525-1173                 Phone (217) 525-1173
  Fax (217) 525-8768                   Fax (217) 525-8768

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62684           Rep Dist            100
                            Senate Dist        50
                            Congressional Dist 18


Remarks
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Website: www.gscc.org
Erich J. Bloxdorf E-MAIL: ebloxdorf@gscc.org

Last updated 07/07/2011
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