Aurora, Il And The Hispanic Market 1

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Presentation made at the Feb. 23, 2012 ICSC Hispanic Markets Local Program in Chicago, IL.

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Aurora, Il And The Hispanic Market 1

  1. 1. Illinois’ Second Largest CityAURORA, IL AND THE HISPANIC MARKET
  2. 2. GENERAL FACTS ABOUT AURORA, IL• Aurora is the second largest city in the State of Illinois with a population of over 197,899.• Aurora is located in four counties: Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will.• Aurora is a diversified city with a balanced combination of industrial, high-tech, retail, service, agricultural, government and cultural sectors.• Aurora has five interchanges on Interstate 88. These interchanges connect Aurora to two-thirds of the U.S. Consumer market.• Aurora has its own full service municipal airport that contains three runways.• Aurora is a home rule municipality under the State of Illinois statutes. It has a progressive and professional city government headed by a full-time mayor and council of aldermen from 10 wards throughout the city.
  3. 3. GENERAL FACTS ABOUT AURORA, IL (CONT’D)• From 2000 to 2010 Aurora population increased by 38.4% (142,990 to 197,899)• In 2000 the Hispanic population was 46,557 or 32.5%• In 2010 the Hispanic population increased to 81,809 or 41.3%
  4. 4. HOME OF POPULAR ATTRACTIONS Paramount Theatre Chicago Premium Outlets Westfield Fox Valley Mall Hollywood Casino-Aurora
  5. 5. WARD MAP OF THE CITY OF AURORA, IL
  6. 6. HISPANIC POPULATION PERCENTAGE BY WARDS Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 52010 CensusTotal Hispanic Population 48% 81% 64% 39% 25% Ward 6 Ward 7 Ward 8 Ward 9 Ward 102010 CensusTotal Hispanic Population 50% 74% 14% 14% 11%
  7. 7. HISPANIC POPULATION BY WARD
  8. 8. WHAT MAKES AURORA ATTRACTIVE? Opportunities
  9. 9. WHAT MAKES AURORA ATTRACTIVE? (CONT’D) Schools
  10. 10. WHAT MAKES AURORA ATTRACTIVE? (CONT’D) Quality of Life
  11. 11. HOW DO WE TELL OUR STORY & REACH RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS?
  12. 12. OUR WEBSITE…WWW.INVESTINAURORA.ORG
  13. 13. WHAT DO WE DO TO KEEP AURORA ATTRACTIVE?
  14. 14. WHAT DO WE DO TO KEEP AURORA ATTRACTIVE?
  15. 15. WHAT DO WE DO TO KEEP AURORA ATTRACTIVE?
  16. 16. THIS IS WHAT WE DO IN AURORA, IL www.investinaurora.orgCity of Aurora, ILAurora EconomicDevelopment CommissionSherman L. JenkinsExecutive Director(630) 256-3160

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