Mt. Morris encourages and assists new and existing businesses through the Mt. Morris Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) Corporation.

Under the leadership of the Economic Development Director, the EDC Board of Directors bolsters economic growth and helps businesses realize their visions for a thriving business. Go to Recent Progress to see what they’ve accomplished.

Mt. Morris partnered with GWA Studio experts to obtain the Historical Preservation District designation from the National Registry for the Village square “campus” area
With the consent of the Village Board

The EDC’s ‘Toolbox’

Tax Abatements

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Enterprise Zone Sales Tax Benefits

State and Federal Tax Credits

via the designated historical district

Mt. Morris, Illinois has a comprehensive menu of resources for businesses and residences to use and enjoy for a superb quality of life!

Why Mt. Morris?

There are many opportunities for new and existing businesses in the Mt. Morris area. Discover all that our town offers entrepreneurs and business owners under Why Mt. Morris. Then, contact us to discuss how the EDC can help you succeed.

More than 80 businesses already call Mt. Morris My Town. We hope you Make it Yours.


Mt. Morris is home to a wide range of businesses from local artisans and specialty shops to essential community services to regional and national chains. Search our listing.

Mullarkey's Bar & Grill in downtown Mt. Morris, Illinois
Encore! Mt. Morris Porchfest

Encore! Mt. Morris

Encore! is a passionate group of volunteers dedicated to developing our town into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination. Learn more about the festivals, events, classes and attractions they sponsor.

Recent Progress

Working almost entirely “behind the scenes,” the EDC has made great progress since it was formed in 2011. Take a closer look at their accomplishments.

The EDC Board of Directors welcomes your ideas and input