The Morrison community welcomes business growth and development.  We offer development incentives for qualified business projects.


Major employers within the community include Whiteside County government, Climco Coils, Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison Community School District #6, Morrison Institute of Technology, R C Smith Transportation, Super Wash, and The City Rebar.  Because Morrison is the county seat, professional services such as attorneys, title and survey services, and financial and accounting services are well-represented. Downtown revitalization efforts by businesses and the City of Morrison have resulted in the retention and preservation of most of its original structures.

industrial-parkMorrison’s close proximity to the Quad Cities, Chicago, and Rockford stimulates interest in the community from both business and family perspectives. Its excellent transportation links and high quality of life ensure that Morrison continues to grow.  Many residents commute to neighboring communities to major employers in Clinton, IA – Custom-Pak Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, Bemis Clysar Inc., Lyondell/Equisar Chemicals, Collis Inc., Nestle PURINA PetCare, IPSCO Tubulars Inc., and Mercy Medical Center; Sterling, IL – Wahl-Clipper, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and CGH Medical Center;  Dixon, IL – Raynor and Borg Warner;  and Fulton, IL – Drives, Inc.

The Morrison Area Development Corporation will assist organizations in their pursuit of local development efforts and direct efforts including facilitating community cooperation and guiding initiatives such as housing and business development and retention.


Whiteside County also has an economic development director who assists with economic development and growth providing  incentive programs to assist with commercial and industrial growth and development. Gary Camarano, the Economic Development Director for the County also oversees the Whiteside Carroll Enterprize Zone.