A majority of LaSalle’s approximately 757 employees live in LaSalle and Grundy counties. The station’s annual payroll is about $80 million. During refueling outages, LaSalle employs several hundred temporary contract workers who boost the local economy during their stay.
LaSalle also supports approximately 4,900 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 LaSalle contributing $21.2 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.