Mission and Goals

Our Philosophy
The Morton Economic Development Council exists to positively shape the future of Morton. Morton is an outstanding community that has been blessed with steady commercial and residential growth, beautiful neighborhoods, an award-winning Village Staff and park district, and some of the best schools in the state of Illinois. But we know that without careful planning and business cultivation we cannot retain the vibrancy we have had in the past.

Our Core Goals
Through the Morton in Motion Campaign, the Morton Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors has embraced five core goals that guide the actions of our organization:

Assisting local employers with challenges that threaten to impede their growth,including workforce recruitment and retention, workforce training, product and service promotion, cost saving measures, and infrastructure needs.

Recruiting a diverse mix of community-minded employers that offer employment opportunities with attractive wages, benefits, and an equally attractive work environment.

Recruiting retail businesses that assist employers with recruiting and retaining their employees by enhancing the quality of life for local residents.

Identifying and helping local entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses in Morton by providing training, mentoring, networking, and financial assistance.

Strengthening Morton’s downtown district through programs and activities that assist current businesses, recruit new businesses, and improve the overall appearance and infrastructure of the downtown area.



The Morton Economic Development Council exists to positively shape the future of Morton. 

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