Mission Morton is a five-year initiative to continue the Morton Economic Development Council’s (EDC) core vision to maintain a strong and sustainable local economy. The focus of the next five years is to assist local businesses, support job growth, expand business opportunities and enhance entrepreneur ecosystem.

5-YEAR GOAL #1: 150 Business Visits

    • Goal Number = 30 annually
    • Direct business engagement with our local businesses

5-YEAR GOAL #2: Connect with 200 small business, entrepreneur start-ups and growth companies

    • Goal Number = 40 annually
    • Enhance our entrepreneur ecosystem with direct connectivity with clients and attendees at MEDC host events and programs.

5-YEAR GOAL #3: 25 new business locations to Morton assisted by MEDC

    • Goal Number = 5 annually
    • Business attraction

5-YEAR GOAL #4: Micro Grants Awarded

    • Goal Number: $24,000 annually
    • Direct investment from Morton Community Bank to support job growth

5-YEAR GOAL #5: Year over year increase to investor network

    • Goal Number: Annual increase of 8% year over year or minimum of $10,000 new dollars
    • Expand our investor network to connect and inform

2021 Year in Review