The ICC headquarters is in Springfield, the state capital, which is centrally
located within Illinois. The city's stable economy stems from a mix of
government, service-oriented businesses, tourism, agriculture and light
industry. Distinctive neighborhoods, schools and impressive housing compliment
the professional opportunities available.
Springfield has a population of over 110,000 and is headquarters for several
nationally known insurance companies, three hospitals, Southern Illinois
University School of Medicine, University of Illinois-Springfield, and two
colleges as well as more than 150 state, regional and national associations.
Area public schools are among the finest in the state.
Interstate highways, a full-service airport and rail transportation provide
access to major metropolitan centers such as St. Louis, 95 miles to the south,
and Chicago, 200 miles to the northeast.
The city's 40 parks, 4,000-acre lake and public and private golf courses all
provide numerous recreational opportunities. Considered the heart of the "Land
of Lincoln," Springfield boasts many national historic sites, including
Lincoln's Home, where he lived when elected President, and Lincoln's Tomb, the
final resting place for our 16th President. Culturally, Springfield residents
enjoy the city's Art Association, Ballet Company, Symphony, Muni Opera and
numerous other artistic groups. Springfield is also the home of the Dana-Thomas
House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most impressive architectural designs.
Springfield's cost of living is quite low. An employee earning $35,000 per year
and living in the Springfield area would need to earn much more to maintain the
same lifestyle in another locale:
|Atlanta, GA||$41,855||Miami, FL||$43,325|
|Boston, MA||$72,194||Minneapolis, MN||$42,409|
|Dallas, TX||$44,399||Philadelphia, PA||$47,912|
|Des Moines, IA||$40,434||Raleigh, NC||$42,010|
|Evanston, IL||$54,316||Santa Barbara, CA||$71,584|
|Grand Rapids, MI||$47,904||Scottsdale, AZ||$50,066|
|Indianapolis, IN||$39,022||Seattle, WA||$53,013|
|Kansas City, MO||$38,893||Washington, DC||$47,656|
|Madison, WI||$41,525||White Plaines, NY||$58,321|
For more information about the Springfield area visit the
City of Springfield and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce