Most of Dresden’s 825 employees live in Grundy and Will Counties. The station’s annual payroll is about $74 million. During refueling outages, Dresden employs several hundred temporary contractors who boost the local economy during their stay.
Dresden also supports nearly 4,000 direct and secondary jobs in Illinois. The facilities’ output also stimulates Illinois’ labor income and employment.
Illinois’ nuclear facilities contribute nearly $9 billion to the state’s economy annually, with Dresden contributing $24.2 million in property taxes annually. 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.