Track Our Progress

For the Make it Morton Campaign, we have established several, quantifiable goals that we hope to achieve by the end of 2016. Visit our site to see updates on our progress during the five year campaign!

Job Creation
Goal: 750 new primary jobs created by our clients over the five year period.  
GOAL EXCEEDED:  768.5 total jobs created through December 2016
Measurement:  as measured by our business clients
 2016 Progress:  61.5 jobs created  
 2015 Progress:  103 jobs created
 2014 Progress:  137 jobs created
 2013 Progress:  314.5 jobs created
 2012 Progress:  152.5 jobs created

Commercial and Industrial Construction
Goal: 10% increase in commercial and instruction construction based on a $43 Million benchmark
GOAL EXCEEDED:  $76.0 million through December 2016
Measurement:  as measured by the Village of Morton's commercial and industrial construction permit.  
   2016 Progress:  $5.1/6 Million
   2015 Progress:  $12.7 Million  
   2014 Progress:  $18.5 Million  
   2013 Progress:  $25.3 Million
   2012 Progress:  $12.4 Million

Retail Sales Tax
Goal: 10% increase in retail sales tax based on a $15 Million benchmark
GOAL EXCEEDED:  $17.5 million through September 2016
Measurement:  as measured by the State of Illinois sales tax reporting
   2012 Progress:  $3.8 Million 
   2013 Progress:  $3.5 Million 
   2014 Progress:  $3.6 Million
   2015 Progress:  $3.8 Million
   2016 Progress:  $2.8 Million 

New Business Locations
Goal:  20 new business locations assisted by our offices
40 new business locations through December 2016: GOAL EXCEEDED
Measurement:  as measured by our business clients
   2012 Progress:  12 new business locations 
   2013 Progress:  8 new business locations 
   2014 Progress:  5 new business locations
   2015 Progress:  3 new business locations
   2016 Progress:  8 new business locations 

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ABOUT THE MORTON EDC

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

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