The Latest News from the Morton EDC
January 2016
MEDC Annual Lunch - Tuesday, January 26

Please join us for the 2016 MEDC Annual Lunch on Tuesday, January 26 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton.

Our keynote speaker will be Debbie Simon, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health Methodist|Proctor to discuss the importance of healthcare in Central Illinois and ongoing investments by UnityPoint. Healthcare is quickly growing into the third pillar of the regional economy along with manufacturing and logistics. 

The MEDC Annual Lunch also provides an update on recent activities, successes and overall progress on our five-year Make It Morton strategic plan. The Morton Venture Award is also given out during the program to an individual for their investment and success in Morton. 

You may also call 309-263-2491 or email to reserve your seats. 
MEDC Announces Two New MicroGrants for Small Businesses

The Morton Economic Development Council is pleased to announce that The Great American Popcorn Company of Morton and Heartland Veterinary Clinic have both been awarded Morton MicroGrants.
The Great American Popcorn Company is one of the newest businesses to set up shop in downtown Morton and has proved to be a great addition. The Great American Popcorn Company contributes to the trend of new activity and construction in the Downtown District. The Morton MicroGrant will be used to help them secure some final additions of equipment.
Heartland Veterinary Clinic has been in downtown Morton for eight years and has seen a surge of new clientele over that time span. Because of this, Dr. Micheal Sandborn is looking to expand his veterinary services by moving to a new location on Detroit Avenue. The Morton MicroGrant will assist in purchasing kennels to be used in the new location.
The Morton MicroGrant provides small grants of up to $5,000 to for-profit business owners who are interested in starting, improving or growing a business here in Morton. The Morton MicroGrant is funded through a direct investment with the Morton EDC made by the Morton Community Bank.
Businesses interested in using the Morton MicroGrant Program should contact the MEDC via email at for additional information. 
Facade Grant Applications Due End of January

The Morton Business District is currently accepting applications for the Morton Facade Grant Program. 

The Facade Grant Program provides a 50% matching grant of up to $10,000 to businesses and property owners looking to make improvements to the exterior of their commercial building. 
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Morton, IL  61550

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