Press Releases

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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Morton EDC - One Year in Review 06 June 2009

Morton, IL - Today, the Morton Economic Development Council met with Morton Village Trustees to present a "One Year in Review" for their organization.  The presen...

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Millennia Moves to Morton 01 June 2009

Morton, IL - “We are excited to be in Morton,” said Paul Moreno, one of three owners of Millennia, an engineering company that recently purchased the former Roecker ...

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Win $3,000 for Your New Business! 15 May 2009

In April, the LAUNCH Business Plan Competition was unveiled and today we are proud to announce we have over $3000 in cash and prizes to award a new small business owner in Central Illinois.


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Regional Groups Announce Launch Business Plan Competition 16 April 2009

Central Illinois (April 16, 2009) – Now is the perfect time to LAUNCH a new business! The LAUNCH Business Plan Competition encourages Central Illinoisans to make that dream of starting a s...

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