Press Releases

Launch Business Creation Competition Deadline September 7 01 July 2010

Morton, IL - The Launch Business Creation Competition was started in 2009 by area Chambers, Economic Development Councils, and Business Assistance Centers as a way to spur busin...

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Morton Business District Approved 01 May 2010

Monday evening, Morton Village Trustees approved the establishment of the new Morton Business District.  The District, which covers the majority of the commercial businesses in Morton, will...

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VandenBerg Receives Venture Award 12 January 2010

Morton, IL:  Today, the Morton Economic Development Council recognized Katie VandenBerg as the 2010 Morton Venture Award Winner during their Annual Investor Appreciati...

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Business District Proposed 04 January 2010

Morton, IL - At the Village Council Meeting today, Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton Economic  Development Council requested permission from the Morton Village Trustees to ...

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Downtown Plans Presented 04 January 2010

Morton, IL - At the Village Council Meeting today, Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton Economic Development Council; Jeff Keach, Architect and Owner of Keach Architectural Designs...

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Morton Buildings Newest EDC Investor 15 December 2009

The Morton Economic Development Council recently welcomed Morton Buildings as a new investor.  Morton Buildings has been a part of the Morton community for over 100 years. Founded...

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Daly Receives 40 Leaders Under 40 Award 01 December 2009

Jennifer Daly, CEO and Executive Director for the Morton Economic Development Council, was recently recognized by Peoria Magazine as one of their 40 Leaders Under 40.  "I am honor...

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Peoria Ranked 5th Best to Launch Small Biz! 01 November 2009

Article written by Maggie Overfelt for CNN
The last time we wrote about Peoria, investors had pledged nearly $2 billion toward renewable energy ventures, and city officials were ...

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Morton EDC Seeks Venture Award Nominations 01 September 2009

The Morton Economic Development Council (Morton EDC) announced today that nomination forms for the Morton Venture Award, an award designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have started...

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EDC Hosts Millennia Reception for Lead Investors 01 July 2009

Yesterday, the Morton EDC hosted a special reception to give lead investors the opportunity to meet the owners of the new Morton company Millennia.  The event was held at Deb and Brad Brake...

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