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Webster City, IAHamilton CountyLocation:Webster City is strategically located in the center of U.S.Commerce at the crossro...
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Webster City Iowa Profile

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  1. 1. Webster City, IAHamilton CountyLocation:Webster City is strategically located in the center of U.S.Commerce at the crossroads of Interstate 35 and four-laneHighway 20. Contact David ToyerBusiness Climate: Webster City Economic DevelopmentBuild your future in Webster City. PO Box 217 Webster City, Iowa 50595We are home to many world-class companies that thrive on Phone: 515-832-9151our skilled workforce and low cost of business. We have an Fax: 515-832-9153available, skilled workforce, large development sites, ample E-mail: david@buildwebstercity.comutility capacity and a substantial local financial incentivesprogram.You might not expect all this from a little city in the heart ofIowa, but we expect it from ourselves.Demographic InformationPopulation 1990 2000 2010Population: 7,894 8,176 8,070Labor Market Population: 16,071 16,438 102,500Data Source: US CensusHouseholds 2000 2008 2010Total Number of Households: 3,383 3,470 3,612Average Household Size: 2.33 2.3 2.23Median Household Income: $38,658.00 $36,582.00 $45,544.00Educational Attainment: Population - Age 25 Plus 5200Associate Degree: 9%Bachelors Degree: 13 %Graduate or Professional Degree: 5% LocationOne® Copyright 2001-2011 Great Plains Energy, Inc. This information has been secured from sources we believe to be reliable, but we make no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information.
  2. 2. Metro Area DistancesCity Driving Distance (miles) Flight Time Days by Truck Days by RailAtlanta 1,030 2.0 3 4Chicago 414 1.25 1 1Denver 741 1.75 2 3Des Moines 70 1 1Houston 1,018 4.0 2 0Kansas City 267 3.5 to 5.0 1 2Los Angeles 1,779 3.0 3 6Milwaukee 309 1.0 1 3Minneapolis 188 0.5 1 2New Orleans 1,135 4.5 to 6.0 3 4Labor Force CharacteristicsThe most current published unemployment rate for Hamilton County, Iowa is 10.8% for July 2011, which is down from 11.3% inJune.With the closure of Electroluxs laundry and central vacuum plants more than 1,000 highly skilled workers are readily availableand can serve the advanced manufacturing, logistics and distribution, value added agriculture, and alternative energy industries.Available here are the most current reports from Iowa Workforce Development that analyze the available laborforce. Thisincludes reports that are specifically tailored to targeted industries.Should you have a need for specific information on the available workforce for your company, we can work with IWD to producecustomized reports.Leading Employers Product or Service EmployeesCity of Webster City Municipal Government & Utilities 69Daily Freeman Journal Local Daily Newspaper 47Drive Tek Iowa, Inc. Assembler of All Electric Vehicles 10Electrolux Central Vacuum Central Vacuum Systems 30Electrolux Fabric Care Tech Center Engineering for Laundry Washers and 80 DryersHamilton County Assessor, Auditor, Recorder, Secondary 125 Roads, Public Health, GIS, and etcLand O Lakes Answer Farm Ag Research 50Mary Anns Specialty Foods Custom Pork/Beef/Poultry Processing 170Seneca Foundry Ductile Iron, Casting 50Tasler Pallet and EPS Pallets, EPS, Wholesale Lumber Sales 118General CommentsWebster City has a diverse industrial base ranging from manufacturing to food processing to printing. Support capacity for newindustries exists in our base with CNC machining, foundry facilities, plastic injection molding, and powder coating readilyavailable. Excellent transportation access via highway and rail is present. LocationOne® Copyright 2001-2011 Great Plains Energy, Inc. This information has been secured from sources we believe to be reliable, but we make no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information.
  3. 3. Local GovernmentType of Government: Council/ManagerComprehensive City Plan: YesYear Plan Completed: 2007Strategic City Plan: YesYear Plan Completed: 2005City Zoning Ordinance in Effect: YesCounty Zoning Ordinance in Effect: NoPercent of Streets Paved: 99.0Local Government ServicesWebster City Municipal Utilities Electric, Water and Sewer ServicesWebster City Fire Department FireWebster City Police Department PoliceHamilton County Public Health WIC, Immunizations, HAWK-I, Community Health Education, HospiceHamilton County Social Services Managed Care, Mental Health, Case Management, Emergency Assistance, Friends Forever Program LocationOne® Copyright 2001-2011 Great Plains Energy, Inc. This information has been secured from sources we believe to be reliable, but we make no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information.
  4. 4. Utilities TransportationWater Interstates and HighwaysProvider Name: Webster City Municipal Webster City is strategically located near the crossroads of Utilities Interstate 35 and four-lane U.S. Highway 20. Iowa Highway 17Rated Capacity (mgd): 4.5 also runs South from Webster City. Completion of the remaining sections of four-lane Highway 20 in western Iowa isAverage Capacity (mgd): 1.3 in the 5 year plan.Peak Demand (mgd): 2Storage Capacity (gallons): 2,000,000 Motor Freight Motor Carriers: 20Sewer Local Terminals: 1Provider Name: Webster City Municipal UtilityRated Capacity (mgd): 3.3 RailroadsAverage Daily Demand (mgd): 1.8 The Canadian National and Union Pacific Railroads provide Class 1 rail service to Webster City. The Canadian NationalPeak Demand (mgd): 2.855 carries freight east/west. The Union Pacific runs north/south connecting with the UP main line in Ames (40 miles).Electric Piggyback Ramp Available: NoProvider Name: Webster City Municipal Utility Distance to Nearest Piggyback: 0Peak Demand (kW): 33,000 Intermodal Services Available: NoGeneration Capacity (MW): 20Customers Served (state): 4,533 AirportCustomers Served (system): 4,533 Delta offers daily flights connecting through Minneapolis out of the Fort Dodge Regional Airport in Fort Dodge, IA,Natural Gas approximately 25 miles from Webster City. Broader commercial air service is available at Des Moines InternationalProvider Name: Black Hills Energy Airport, 81 miles south of Webster City.Pipeline Source: Northern Natural Gas For private planes and air service, the Webster City MunicipalCustomers Served (state): 148,500 Airport boasts a 4,007 foot runway with a full time FBO. ACustomers Served (system): 750,000 2655 foot crosswind runway is available May through October. Jet fuel available.TelecommunicationsProvider Name: Century Link Public Transportation NetworkService Type: Local and Long Distance Dial-A-Ride service is available through HARIDES. 24 hour Telephone Service and High notification is requested. 1-800-287-7133. Speed Internet ServiceDSL: Yes General CommentsFiber Optics: Yes Excellent transportation plus prime location makes Webster City your smart choice for your business location. IntersectingSwitch Services: major highways and intersecting railroads enable you and yourCustomers Served (state): 0 goods to move anywhere in the country easily and quickly.Customers Served (system): 0 LocationOne® Copyright 2001-2011 Great Plains Energy, Inc. This information has been secured from sources we believe to be reliable, but we make no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information.
  5. 5. Taxation Structure EducationActual Valuation (2010): $343,742,770.00 Elementary and Secondary Education Overview The Webster City Community School District features twoBond Indebtedness (2010) elementary schools (K-4), a middle school (5-8), and a modernGeneral Obligation: $ 4,230,000.00 high school facility (9-12). The Webster City Schools website can be accessed at www.webster-city.k12.ia.us. Enrollment forRevenue: $ 3,682,000.00 the 2010-2011 school year is 1,670.County: $ 24,559,578.00 Webster City is also home to an a private school, St ThomasSchool: $ 3,189,818.00 Aquinas, which includes a pre-school and elementary school offering the residents of Webster city a choice in education.General Comments:Hamilton County issued $20,000,000 for the construction of a Higher Education Overviewnew hospital June 11, 2009. Hospital revenues will retire Iowa Central Community College has campuses in Websterthese bonds. Total county bond capacity is about City and Fort Dodge. Buena Vista University and St. Ambrose$55,000,000. University offer four year degrees from ICCs Fort Dodge campus. Iowa Valley Community College is located in Iowa Falls 30 miles east and Northern Iowa Community College inQuality of Life Mason City is 60 miles north. Other four year schools include Iowa State University in Ames (45 miles), University ofCommercial Services Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (74 miles), and Drake UniversityNumber of Hotels and Motels: 3 in Des Moines(77 miles).Number of Rooms Available: 134Number of Conference Centers: 3 Health Facilities and PersonnelCapacity of Largest Conference Center: 350 Number of Hospitals: 1Financial Institutions Total Number of Beds: 25Number of Banks: 3 Number of Outpatient Clinics: 5Number of Savings and Loans: 0 Number of Medical Doctors: 14Number of Credit Unions: 1 Number of Dentists: 6 Number of Registered Nurses: 115Religious Institutions Number of Practical Nurses: 23You will discover a strong and vital faith community throughoutthe Webster City area. Churches, community outreaches, andcultural offerings are plentiful.Housing MarketAvg. Monthly Rent for 3-Bedroom House: $750.00Avg. Monthly Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $550.00Avg. Cost of Houses Sold in Last 2 Years: $83,821.00 LocationOne® Copyright 2001-2011 Great Plains Energy, Inc. This information has been secured from sources we believe to be reliable, but we make no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information.

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