Plan of Action

Careful planning is the foundation for successful action.

The Morton EDC is guided by strategic planning as we evaluate and continually reevaluate our progress in the following goals. From 2017-2021, we have been guided by our Morton Momentum initiative created to continue to build and attract workforce, assist local businesses, spur capital investment, and generate enhanced revenues. Read the full plan here.


The Morton EDC Board of Directors develops a Plan of Action every two years to allocate our resources to the projects and tasks we feel will most impact the community and support our mission. Our current plan focuses on five key areas:

Business Expansion and Retention
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.

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

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

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

Downtown Development
Strengthening Morton’s downtown district through programs and activities that assist current businesses, recruiting new businesses, and improving the overall appearance and infrastructure of the downtown area