Located at the center of the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the heart of the United States, Granite City’s location is a major boon to businesses and residents alike. However, that is not all Granite has to offer. Granite also has a well-trained workforce, a business-friendly atmosphere, strong infrastructure including multiple rail lines, a stellar port district on the Mississippi River, easy access to four major interstates (going in all directions) and is less than 25 minutes away from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. The following information tells more of the story about what Granite City is and what we have to offer.
What Makes Granite City a Business-Friendly City?
The City of Granite City ensures that the climate for business is inviting. The City implements good government practices toward businesses while creating specific economic development programs. The City also maintains a healthy and safe environment, and an up-to-date and well-maintained infrastructure. These are all part of the mix that makes Granite City business-friendly by being a great place to live.
Good Government Practices
Good government practices can help businesses become more successful. The City of Granite City has concentrated on improving its business assistance programs, cutting costs and changing policies to become more business friendly.
Saving Businesses Time
The City has saved businesses valuable time by reducing permit processing time, improving customer service, and cutting red tape.
Providing Regulatory Relief
The City has simplified processing and cost requirements, reduced fees, and modified City codes to provide businesses with regulatory relief.
Land Area: 22.7 square miles
No. of Parks: 13
Total Park Acres: 175
Elevation: 425 feet
2010 Estimated Population 29,849 Median Age 38.2
Average Household Income $49,629 Per Capita Income $21,040
|Total Housing Units||14,408|
|Educational, health & social services:||20.0%|
Number of Employees (Daytime Pop): 13,324
|1. U.S. Steel||2,250|
|2. ASF-Keystone/Amsted Rail||1,400|
|3. Gateway Regional Medical Center||1,031|
|4. Granite City School District #9||700|
|5. Kraft Foods||500|
|7. Southwestern Illinois College||301|
|8. Dynamic Transit||260|
|9. Granite City Municipal Government||252|
2012 Property Tax Rate: 9.1615%
2012 City Portion of Property Tax: 2.1276%
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