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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County SANGAMON       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 100,100 105,227 111,454 116,250 116,244 Avg. Winter Temp 29.63 F -1.32 C County 176,089 178,386 188,951 197,465 198,844 Avg. Summer Temp 74.37 F 23.54 C Labor 0 0 107,780 117,956 117,129 Avg. Annual Rainfall 30.06 In 76.35 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 13.70 In 34.80 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1990       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 1     in city        outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          215          0          0
    Police Department          278          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  14
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    3 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  12  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   5  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  22  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    2      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   6 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55, I-72                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  41
               Local Carriers  25
          Interstate Carriers  74
          Intrastate Carriers  35

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES    0 MI  0 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day    6

    Nearest Public Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,001 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    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
ILLINOIS MIDLAND           5 DAYS/WEEK 
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           DAILY       
CANADIAN NAT'L/IL CENTRAL  DAILY       
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN       DAILY       
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       

Piggyback Service NO    38 MI   61 KM
Container Service NO    38 MI   61 KM

Remarks
AIR: TYPE OF SURFACE: CONCRETE/ASPHALT/GROOVED.  
AMTRAK SERVICE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity   17,500,000,000      66,500,000,000
            Treatment Capacity       65,000,000         247,000,000
          Average Daily Demand       22,000,000          83,600,000
             Peak Daily Demand       38,000,000         144,400,000
               Excess Capacity       27,000,000         102,600,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity       75,000,000         285,000,000
                  Present Load       36,000,000         136,800,000
               Excess Capacity       39,000,000         148,200,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier CITY WATER LIGHT & POWER 
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T, VERIZON, WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI US Sprint Telecom

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  3    Total Number of Beds  1,350
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   606
            Dentists in Community   101
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
29 Licensed Nursing Homes; 40 Clinics; Regional 
Trauma Center; Cardiac Surgery & Rehabilitation 
Center; Regional High Risk Neonatal Center; 
Illinois Medical District at Springfield.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               37       653      13,573
Junior High              16       362       7,151
High School              13       480       8,391
Trade & Technical         3        46       1,626
Community College         1       382       7,193
Four-Yr College           3       776       7,583
University                1       166       4,334

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.3

Remarks
1 MEDICAL SCHOOL; ADULT LEARNING CENTER; SPECIAL 
EDUCATION FACILITIES; 30 PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL 
SCHOOLS.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
STATE OF ILLINOIS          GOVERNMENT             18,300  AFSCME,SEIU, TE  1818
                         
MEMORIAL HEALTH            HOSPITAL                4,433                   1897
SYSTEMS                  
ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL        HOSPITAL                3,073                   1875
                         
SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL         EDUCATION               2,189                   1854
DISTRICT #186            
SPRINGFIELD CLINIC         HEALTH CARE             1,953                   1939
                         
SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE     EDUCATION/HOSPITAL      1,485                   1970
                         
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD        GOVERNMENT              1,473  YES              1832
                         
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-SP  HIGHER EDUCATION        1,435                      0
                         
BLUECROSS/BLUESHIELD       INSURANCE               1,256                      0
                         
HORACE MANN                INSURANCE               1,050                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for SPRINGFIELD MSA                         
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   117,129
             Unemployed   8,442
             Percentage   7.20%
         Total Employed   108,687
          Manufacturing   4.20%
      Non-Manufacturing  94.60%
            Agriculture   1.20%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years  14
            Number won by union  12
          Number won by company   2
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   6
   Number of employees involved      34

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       $ 23.85  $ 40.94   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 19.29  $ 28.83
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.64  $ 18.59   Office Clerk             $ 10.39  $ 17.16
Assembler-Production     $ 10.64  $ 18.59   Secretary                $ 11.94  $ 17.64
Computer Operator        $ 15.46  $ 25.09   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 18.05  $ 38.63
Computer Programmer      $ 30.97  $ 52.39   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.17  $ 17.64
Data Entry Operator      $ 11.02  $ 17.98   Systems Analyst          $ 29.06  $ 42.69
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.98  $ 16.48   Technician               $ 23.00  $ 39.96
Engineer                 $ 29.91  $ 46.30   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.92  $ 29.39
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.26  $ 14.41   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.31  $ 18.62
Laborer                  $  9.40  $ 27.87   Welder                   $ 13.93  $ 21.16
Machinist                $ 14.61  $ 23.18   Word Processor           $ 13.45  $ 19.14

Remarks
WAGE RATES 3RD QTR 2012 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      35        Protestant Churches 167
                 Number of Rooms   4,000          Catholic Churches  11
                     Restaurants     250          Jewish Synagogues   2
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   2,600              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       9               Health Clubs   7
            Public Tennis Courts      38      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON RIVER                  

Remarks
CIVIC CENTER; ICE SKATING; ZOO; HOCKEY, SOCCER; 
ART GALLERIES; MUNI BAND; OPERA; SYMPHONY 
ORCHESTRA; DRAMA THEATER; ABRAHAM LINCOLN 
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM.

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  0.9385%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7204%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.8920%         7.7517%    7.6315%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.3962%                                         Telephone  7.00%
   Total  7.9471%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ELECTRICITY TAX:  5% OF GROSS RECEIPTS OR $.0032 
PER KWH WHICHEVER IS GREATER; GAS TAX:  $.124 PER 
THERM.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
John C. Parrish, Director                                               
Business Exp & Attraction            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) 62701           Rep Dist           100    99                    
                            Senate Dist        50                           
                            Congressional Dist 20               


Remarks
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 
Website: www.gscc.org
John C. Parrish E-Mail: jparrish@gscc.org


Last updated 08/20/2013
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