Grant Awarded Projects

At the MEDC, we support and celebrate local business expansions, new residential and commercial developments, and community projects. Below is a list of grant funded projects underway or recently completed in Morton.



Interested in applying for a grant? 

Morton MicroGrant Application
The purpose of the Morton MicroGrant is to influence job creation in Morton by providing grants of $1,000 – $5,000 to entrepreneurs willing to launch or grow a business in the Village of Morton.

Building Improvement Grant
The Building Improvement and the Design & Engineering Grant Programs of the Village of Morton make funds available to business owners and property owners located within the Morton Business District for the rehabilitation of commercial buildings located within the District. The goal of these programs is to promote commercial redevelopment activities within the District, improve the aesthetic elements of commercial buildings located within the District, and enhance the overall business landscape, thereby supporting the quality of life for residents of the community.

Recent Recipients

Dac’s Smokehouse

Medical Resources Group

Oyama Sushi

Plant Online

Blue Jays Learning Center

Nixon Insurance Agency, Inc

Miss Vickie’s South

The Unlimited Stitch

KC Clothing

Art’s Tamales

Seasons Griddles

The Cookery Inc

Seasons Gastro Pub

Miranda’s Cakes and Confections, LLC

Integrated Family Therapy of Illinois

Bergstresser Design Team, LLC

Captivation Dance

Johnson’s Floral & Green House

Van Zant Medical Group, S.C.

Manito Transit LLC/Growmark

Andris Family Dental

LeaderOne Home Loans

BRelentless Training & Sports Performance

Four30 Scones

Gina Jeffries State Farm Agency

Brett Bisping – Farmer’s Insurance

NHS Designer/Builders Inc.

UNUM Fine Wine & Whiskey Lounge

KAM Shooting Sports (MG) for building an indoor firing range and adding eight employees. 

Nena’s Hardware (MG) for bringing a new store and providing new jobs in Morton.

Unum Fine Wine & Whiskey Lounge (MG) for expanding services at the salon to include day spa services and launching an adjacent wine and whiskey lounge.

Sucre Sweets & Socials (MG) for expanding catering and event options.

Super Sublimation (MG) MicroGrant for expanding sublimation print operations, purchasing new equipment, and hiring new employees

Synergetic Industries (MG) for consolidating operations and renovating an existing building with plans to add 7-10 employees in the next 2 years

Hilcrest Dental Lab (F/BI) for removing cedar siding and replacing hardboard siding

Sucre Sweets & Socials (F/BI) for replacing garage doors, installing entry doors, and replacing windows on the storefront

Kniep Enterprises (F/BI) for painting blockwall and installed lights

Byers Automotive (F/BI) for replacing garage doors

Johnson’s Floral (F/BI) for replacing exterior of greenhouse.

RP Lumber (F/BI) for a new porch facade

Carius Dairy Queen (F/BI) for replacing aging signage

Impact Fitness (F/BI) for replacing street signage

Kniep Auto (F/BI) for painting block and brick and installing a new metal on their building facade

Academy of Fretted Instruments (F/BI) for replacing windows and the front door of their storefront

So Chic (F/BI) for new signage, front door, and awnings

Ann’s On The Side for renovating an existing structure to open a new clothing boutique

Safari Bowl, Inc. for Addedafull service commercial kitchen to their existing facility, updating plumbing, electrical, and equipment

The Cookery for expanding their catering and home delivery services to provide grab-and-go lunches

Plank Pilates Studio for purchasing a Studio Reformer (exercise equipment) to increase class offerings

Element Building for launching a new design and construction company in downtown Morton 

Byers Automotive for installing a new exterior wall signage on the front of the building.

Morton Buildings for installing awning over the walkway of the building’s entrance

Johnson’s Floral for replacing the concrete pad in front of their building and installing a pergola and new brick planters

Chris’ Barber Shop for installing storefront lettering and window covering 

A Perfect Promotion for refurbishing exterior awning and replaced concrete steps

Federal Express for a 53,000sf warehouse expansion

First Farm Credit Union for a new office and drive-thru

Pizza Ranch for growing to a larger facility and hiring 25 additional employees

Yinlun PURItech Emission Technologies for bringing their US operations to Morton and housed with Yinlun Machinery.

The Villas of Hollybrook for a new 50-unit assisted living facility located on the corner of North Main and Highland Street and will create 30 new jobs

Amish Choice Wood Furniture for a new 4,700sft retail space and showroom. 

Millenia Professional Services received a Tazewell County Revolving Loan for expanding with 15 new employees after receiving two large IDOT projects

Larry Webber Construction was awarded the I-74 and I-155 IDOT project including the revamp of Morton Ave. They hired 150 new employees for this three year project. 

Johnson’s Floral (MG) to assist in an extensive remodel, technology improvements, and staff expansion

Farm and Fleet to build a new 127,000sf store and remain in Village of Morton

The Savory House to provide new menu items and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Monsanto for construction of a new 120,000sf manufacturing/warehouse facility that will manufacture new integrated farming systems and to hire 35 new employees. 

So Chic Boutique to open a location in Morton

Sherwin Williams to move into 4,000sf of space of a new development that broke ground

Sandridge Foodsacquired a majority interest in RMH Foods by securing a DCEO Edge Grant through the State of Illinois

Morton Rentals (MG) to assist in the purchase a large enclosed trailer

Wines ‘N More (MG) to purchase needed equipment for their wine bar

Baolai Precision Machinery for opening their US headquarters in Morton

Inspired Arts Academy (MG) for purchasing lighting equipment for their new theater

RMH Foods to attend a Canadian Food Supply Trade Show with a grant secured by the DCEO/Office of Trade and Investment

American Tire Distribution and Warehouse Center to build a 120,000sf warehouse  and distribution center 

Firehouse Pizza to open their new restaurant in downtown Morton 

4B Components for purchasing a 55,000sf building to expand their operations in the U.S.

Trophy Pro for a new downtown location

Inspired Arts Academy for a new children’s center offering classes in art, theater, dance, and music

Sheet Metal Workers Local 1 Joint Apprenticeship Training Facility for training individuals for HVAC

Hacienda Fuentes for a new restaurant

Second Betty Vintage Boutique for a new storefront in downtown Morton 

First Dibs for a new storefront in downtown Morton 

BSI/Morton Industries
for purchasing a warehouse and adding another 50,000sf of manufacturing space

Kroger Fuel Center for a new fuel center in Morton Plaza

Jefferson Street Studio and Art Gallery for their new space

Adore Bridal for a new bridal store in downtown Morton

Behind Every Bride for a new business opening in downtown Morton

Great Clips for a new location in Morton Plaza

The Velveteen Rabbit for a new storefront in downtown Morton

Yinlun for bringing their US headquarters to Morton

Leaves N’ Beans for opening a new coffee house in downtown Morton

Great Harvest Bread Co. for opening a bakery franchise

Verizon Wireless for a new retail storefront in Morton Plaza

Morton Avenue Shell Station
in support of the facility’s new ownership 

David Mills, CPA for consolidating their Peoria and Morton offices

Grimm’s Lighthouse Auto
for the expansion and redesign of their showroom

Wines & More
for opening and expanding a new location

Alwan’s Pharmacy
for breaking ground for a Morton facility

Soderstrom Spa
for breaking ground for a new physician office and spa

Maxine’s on Main
for a new gourmet restaurant in downtown Morton

Sam Leman Ford Chrysler Expansion
Cherrytree Cabinets and Furniture New location
CRST New location
Touch of Wellness Chiropractic
Rocke’s Meat Haus

Morton Aquatic Center New Construction
Schooners Expansion
Red Rock Bar & Grille Expansion
Millennia New Location

CAT Logistics Expansion
Apostolic Christian Church Family Services Expansion
Apostolic Christian Restmor Expansion
Cornerstone Architectural Concepts New Industrial Construction
DC3 Solutions – Expansion
Fieldstone Residential Development New Residential Construction
Hardees Fast Food Franchise New Commercial Construction
Heartland Bank Expansion
Envision Insurance Agency Expansion
Holiday Inn Express New Commercial Construction
J.J. Braker Expansion
Morton Fire Department Expansion
Orchard Hills Residential Development New Residential Construction
O’Reilly Auto Parts New Commercial Construction
TDI and Advanced Design Systems Expansion
Trails At Timber Oaks Residential Development New Residential Construction
Wolf Crossing Residential Development New Residential Construction

Historical Recipients
MG = MicroGrant, F/BI = Building Improvement



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