Economic Development in Fulton, Illinois

Fulton is a charming and historic community located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Northwest Illinois. We are just 2 1/2 hours west of Chicago, between Galena, Illinois, and the Quad Cities.  Situated in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, spectacular views of nature and river wildlife abound. River influences can be found in our downtown architecture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  We proudly celebrate our strong Dutch heritage with an annual festival and an authentic Dutch windmill. The railroad and sawmill industry, as well as our connection to President Ronald Reagan and the Lincoln Highway, all add to Fulton’s rich history.  The residents of Fulton are hard-working and dedicated individuals who take pride in their homes and in their community. Volunteerism plays an important role in the city’s success and growth.

Statistics

Population:  3,481

Fulton, IL Census

Whiteside County, IL Census

Market Access

Roadways:  US Route 30, Highway 84, and Highway 136

Rail:  Union Pacific Railroad

Waterways:  Mississippi River

Airports: 

Clinton, IA Municipal Airport (12 miles from Fulton)

Whiteside County, IL Airport (38 miles from Fulton)

Quad City International Airport (42 miles from Fulton)

Workforce

Clinton Regional Laborshed Study

pdfWhiteside County Labor Availability Report 

Major Employers

Timken-Drives  - J.T. Cullen CompanyAgri-King - Fulton Corp.

Taxes

Property Taxes (2012 Taxes)

City of Fulton 0.9224%
Fulton Library 0.1568%
Fulton Fire Protection District 0.4396%
Riverbend School District 4.6744%
Fulton Township 0.2024%
Fulton Township Roads 0.1031%
Fulton Flood Control District 0.0822%
Sauk Valley Community College 0.4419%
Whiteside County 1.0831%
TOTAL
8.1059%

Municipal Taxes

Sales Tax 7%
Municipal Utility Tax

Utilities

Utility Company Rate
Gas

JoCarroll Energy
website

Electric

ComEd
website

Phone

Frontier Communications
website

Phone

Verizon
website

Cable

Mediacom
website

Internet Mediacom
website
Internet Sand Prairie Wireless
website
Internet
Frontier
website

 

* Page under construction (as of February 2014)