With an annual payroll of $77 million, the majority of Braidwood’s 756 employees live in Grundy and Will counties. Braidwood also supports nearly 5,000 direct and secondary jobs in Illinois. During refueling outages, Braidwood employs several hundred temporary contractors who boost the local economy during their stay.
Illinois’ nuclear facilities contribute nearly $9 billion to the state’s economy annually, with Braidwood’s economic impact totaling $1.70 billion. The greatest impact in Illinois is on the professional, scientific and technical sectors due to the volume of specialized services required to operate a nuclear energy facility.