Starting A Business

Ready to take the plunge? We are here to assist you in making your dreams become a reality. 

The Morton EDC has provided a summary of activities and resources available for starting a business in Morton.  Find the list here or contact us at 309-263-2491 to talk through this list in person!

Starting a Business in Morton Checklist

Additional Helpful Resources:

  • Business Registration 
  • Village of Morton Codes and Ordinances
    Phone: 266-5361
    Ordinances link with page 897 beginning the business section that pertains to your operations. Click HERE



The SBDC offers the Starting a Business in Illinois workshop as well as a variety of online resources for the development of your business plan including legal structure, permits, pricing our product, marketing and more.


SCORE Peoria provides free and confidential business mentoring tailored to meet the needs of the entrepreneur or small business owner.


Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Peoria Next Innovation Center is a technology incubator that fosters discovery, innovation, and commercialization for the life sciences, engineering, and information technology.


Startup GP provides a starting point for new businesses, entrepreneurship, investors, and resources with a shared working space for new initiatives and startups in the region.


The Turner Center at Bradley University provides free business counseling and low-cost training programs for existing and startup businesses in Central Illinois.