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SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County DEKALB         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 9,219 9,708 12,020 17,519 17,519 Avg. Winter Temp 20.90 F -6.17 C County 74,624 77,932 88,969 105,160 105,160 Avg. Summer Temp 73.00 F 22.78 C Labor 0 0 48,420 60,076 59,359 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 30.00 In 76.20 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2009       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 4     in city  8a    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           30          8          0
    Police Department           30          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   4
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  29
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   6  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   6  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    5      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
Updated Land Use Map (2008).  1 Credit Union 
$91,000,000.  Tax abatement for 3 years for 
Industry.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I39, I90, IL23, IL38, IL64                  
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     5 MI    8 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers  28
          Interstate Carriers  28
          Intrastate Carriers  28

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    55 MI 88 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 1800

    Nearest Public Airport DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO    3 MI    5 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  7,225 FT   2,225 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    48 MI   77 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           788     1,261       3         4
Chicago            58        93       1         1
Cleveland         401       642       2         1
Dallas            878     1,405       4         4
Denver            958     1,533       3         4
Detroit           334       534       2         1
Kansas City       500       800       2         2
Los Angeles     2,037     3,259       5         5
Memphis           544       870       3         3
Minneapolis       400       640       3         2
New Orleans       944     1,510       4         5
New York          898     1,437       3         4
St. Louis         280       448       2         1
Seattle         2,005     3,208       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    40 MI   64 KM
Container Service NO    40 MI   64 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,250,000           8,550,000
            Treatment Capacity        6,450,000          24,510,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,900,000           7,220,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,400,000           9,120,000
               Excess Capacity        4,550,000          17,290,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        2,970,000          11,286,000
                  Present Load        2,160,000           8,208,000
               Excess Capacity          805,000           3,059,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T Frontier MCI Worldcom OTHERS

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: 4 DEEP WELLS.  NEW WELL ON-LINE IN 
NEXT 12 MONTHS.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  2    Total Number of Beds    181
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   110
            Dentists in Community    36
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Hospitals have 24 hour emergency room coverage.  
Eye treatment clinic.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5        77       1,702
Junior High               1        42         853
High School               1        58       1,230
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1       211       5,000
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1     1,800      24,948

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.2

Remarks
Elementary K-5, Junior High 6-8, and High School 
9-12.  Northern Illinois University.  3 
Pre-Schools, St. Mary's Catholic School (K-8) 10 
Teachers, 178 Students.  Cornerstone Christian 
School (Preschool - 10)  22 Teachers, 160 
Students.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
JOHNSON CONTROLS           AUTOMOTIVE SEATING        150  NONE                0
                         
NICOR                      CALL CENTER               300                      0
                         
SUTER COMPANY              PREPARED FOOD PROD        155  NONE                0
                         
SYCAMORE SYSTEMS           STILL LOCKERS             124  NONE                0
                         
IDEAL INDUSTRIES,INC       ELECT. CONTRA. TOOLS      336  NONE                0
                         
AUTO METER                 MFG. RACING INSTRUME      150  NONE                0
                         
SK EXPRESS                 ELECT MECHANICAL PRO      100                      0
                         
DRIV-LOK                   FASTENERS, PINS           120  NONE                0
                         
SEYMORE OF SYCAMORE        AEROSOL PAINTS            150  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DEKALB COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    59,359
             Unemployed   4,901
             Percentage   8.30%
         Total Employed    54,458
          Manufacturing  14.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  83.00%
            Agriculture   3.00%

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   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
WAGES RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      13        Protestant Churches  56
                 Number of Rooms     800          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants      84          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Kishwaukee River                                  

Remarks
Community Park:  soccer fields, baseball diamonds,
 swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, picnic
 shelters.  Public Library, Movie Theatre, Bike 
Path, Family YMCA, Community Theatre.

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.00%
    City  0.6395%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9694%          2010       2009              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.7033%         8.3949%    7.8811%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.7245%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 9.0366%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Paul Borek                           Paul Borek                         
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
DeKalb County EDC                    DeKalb County EDC                  
421 N. California, #200              421 N. California, #200            
Sycamore, IL  601781290              Sycamore, IL  601781290
Phone (815) 895-2711                 Phone (815) 895-2711
  Fax (815) 895-8713                   Fax (815) 895-8713

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60178           Rep Dist            70                          
                            Senate Dist        35                           
                            Congressional Dist 14               


Remarks
DEKALB COUNTY EDC WEBSITE: www.dcedc.org.
PAUL BOREK E-MAIL: borek@niu.edu.
SYCAMORE WEBSITE: www.cityofsycamore.com.


Last updated 04/30/2013
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