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WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County FRANKLIN
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 9,437 8,526 8,190 8,182 8,182 Avg. Winter Temp 37.00 F 2.78 C County 43,201 40,319 39,028 39,561 39,561 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.56 C Labor 0 0 17,107 18,214 18,214 Avg. Annual Rainfall 42.50 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 8.65 In 21.97 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2000       County Zoning NO
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES

 Fire Insurance Class 5     in city  5     outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           11          0         15
    Police Department           14          0         16

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  45
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    1 Weekly

         Machine Shops   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM

                 Banks   4  Assets $    219,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0

Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES

Remarks
HUBZONE:  YES.  CHAMPION COMMUNITY: YES
(EMPOWERMENT ZONE)

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local YES    7 MI 11 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    6

    Nearest Public Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local YES   7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE
            Longest Runway  6,502 FT   1,983 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     0 MI    0 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           458       733       2         1
Chicago           309       494       1         1
Cleveland         534       854       2         2
Dallas            659     1,054       2         2
Denver            967     1,547       3         2
Detroit           500       800       2         2
Kansas City       325       520       1         1
Los Angeles     1,935     3,096       5         3
Memphis           234       374       2         1
Minneapolis       645     1,032       2         2
New Orleans       617       987       2         1
New York          956     1,530       3         3
St. Louis         100       160       1         1
Seattle         2,176     3,482       6         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC





Piggyback Service NO    90 MI  144 KM
Container Service NO    90 MI  144 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REND LAKE CONS. DISTRICT
        Water Source LAKE

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity          750,000           2,850,000
            Treatment Capacity       18,000,000          68,400,000
          Average Daily Demand          900,000           3,420,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY
                       Process
            Treatment Capacity        2,800,000          10,640,000
                  Present Load        1,300,000           4,940,000
               Excess Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON, MEDIACOM, CLEARWAVE
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers 6

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   6 MI   10 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    14
            Dentists in Community     5
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    6 MI   10 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        62       1,126
Junior High               1        22         339
High School               1        44         671
Trade & Technical         1         4         535
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

Remarks
REND LAKE-8 MILES; JOHN A. LOGAN- 12 MILES;
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE-36
MILES.  JOHN A. LOGAN - LOCAL EXTENSION.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CROWNLINE BOATS            BOATS                     199                      0

SPECIAL MINE SERVICE       ELECTRIC CABLE, CON.       68                      0

K & E TECHNICAL            HYDRAULIC REPAIR           60                      0

COAL AGE - THE             MINING MACHINERY FAB       50                      0
BRUGHAN GROUP
WALLACE ELECTRIC           ELECTRICAL MINING EQ       54                      0

FED-EX                     PACKAGE TERMINAL           81                      0


Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for FRANKLIN COUNTY
Annual Average for Year 2010
      Total Labor Force    18,214
             Unemployed   2,339
             Percentage  12.80%
         Total Employed    15,875
          Manufacturing  14.00%
      Non-Manufacturing   0.85%
            Agriculture   0.45%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2009
Labor Relations Board Elections
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          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  EDR 8 Southern

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.88  $ 29.61   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.29  $ 22.38
Assembler-Electronic     $ 11.65  $ 17.60   Office Clerk             $  8.88  $ 13.44
Assembler-Production     $ 11.77  $ 14.68   Secretary                $  8.91  $ 13.08
Computer Operator        $ 16.51  $ 24.47   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.71  $ 17.93
Computer Programmer      $ 16.93  $ 25.64   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.50  $ 16.74
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.06  $ 16.33   Systems Analyst          $ 15.90  $ 27.16
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.22  $ 16.29   Technician               $ 15.43  $ 29.39
Engineer                 $ 23.75  $ 32.93   Tool & Die Maker         $ 14.42  $ 20.91
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.93  $ 14.41   Warehouse Worker         $ 13.17  $ 16.34
Laborer                  $ 10.53  $ 18.15   Welder                   $ 12.53  $ 18.55
Machinist                $ 11.93  $ 18.68   Word Processor           $ 10.80  $ 18.13

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches  37
                 Number of Rooms     243          Catholic Churches   6
                     Restaurants      20          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     350              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River REND/CRAB ORCHARD LAKES

Remarks
REND LAKE 10 MILES; CRAB ORCHARD LAKE; LAKE OF
EGYPT.  W.F. AQUATIC CTR., BIG MUDDY RIVER, DEVIL
KITCHEN LAKE, WEST FRANKFORT "OLD" AND "NEW"
LAKES, 1 HOUR TO OHIO RIVER, 1 HOUR TO MISSISSIPPI
 RIVER, WILDLIFE REFUGE WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

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 2009          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.25%
    City  2.1020%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  0.0975%          2000       0                 Electricity  0.00%
  School  3.4114%        10.2926%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  4.2940%                                         Telephone  3.10%
   Total 9.9050%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Tom Jordon                           Don R. Gass
Mayor                                Mgr WF Business Incubator
City of West Frankfort               City of West Frankfort
110 N. Jefferson St.                 110 N. Jefferson St.
West Frankfort, IL  62896            West Frankfort, IL  62896
Phone (618) 932-3262                 Phone (618) 201-5690
  Fax (618) 937-2512                   Fax (618) 937-2512

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62896           Rep Dist           117
                            Senate Dist        59
                            Congressional Dist 12


Remarks
City E-mail:
businessincubator@westfrankfort-il.gov
City Website: www.westfrankfort-il.com

Last updated 10/31/2011
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