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The 2018 Employment Base Growth for Whiteside County showed positive gains for local industries, especially when compared to the State and neighboring counties. Whiteside County’s 4th quarter employment base showed a +1.9% gain, putting it in the 70th percentile when compared to its peer group of 548 “small counties” nationwide.…
Whiteside County Economic Development and the Morrison Area Development Corporation are teaming up with State Farm Insurance to present an opportunity for sales-minded individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to run their own insurance agencies in Morrison or Fulton. 
Local indie film SCREW CITY, a coming-of-age story about a rustbelt-city teenager trying to escape is dead-end life through his punk rock band, is gearing up to start filming in Northwest Illinois. According to SCREW CITY co-producer Chris Pratola, “We're ready to go. The script is finished, the shoot dates…
“Building Art” map highlights Whiteside / Northwest Illinois Region Murals Morrison, IL (December 13, 2018) - A new trail map entitled “Building Art”, featuring 40 murals in the Whiteside / Northwest Illinois Region, has been released by Whiteside County Economic Development. The trail map, accessible on the Whiteside County website…
December 3, 2018  The Whiteside Carrol Enterprise Zone (WCEZ) will be hosting two Enterprise Zone Informational meetings in December to present local businesses with information about this local business incentive, and how it can assist businesses in their expansion or location in Whiteside and Carroll Counties. The meetings will be…
The International Trade Forum, "Doing Business With..." was held at Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.   Whiteside County Economimc Development Director, Gary Camarano, along with partners, CITGA (Chicago International Trade Commissioners' Association) and Sauk Valley Community College hosted a familiarization event with representatives from Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece,…
Morrison, IL (September 28, 2018) - Representatives from Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Philippines, South Africa and Spain will be in the Whiteside County/Northwest Illinois Region on Wednesday October 10, for a Familiarization Tour and “Doing Business with …” Forum and Luncheon conducted by Whiteside County Economic Development. The…
The Whiteside County Economic Development Department has received a very interesting invitation for the region’s businesses involved in international trade from Jose Murillo, the Consul General of Costa Rica in Chicago. Consul General Murillo invites companies involved in agribusiness, food processing and distribution, and specialized/advanced manufacturing to participate in the…
There have been several food trends emerging over the past few years, and one of the biggest is the “Farm-to-Fork” movement, where people are getting closer to the source of their food, and knowing the producer and their production methods. To help people connect directly with growers and producers in…
The Innovation Center at Morrison Tech is rapidly proceeding, with construction of the exterior and infrastructure nearly complete. Chris Scott, Morrison Tech’s President said, “We’re right on schedule, and we expect the center to be operational by late August.  This is the culmination of years of planning and effort, and…
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