PEORIA - The village of Morton says 2012 was a huge year for the local economy.
The Morton Economic Development Council held its annual luncheon Wednesday. In the first year of its new five year plan the Jennifer Daly, C.E.O of Morton EDC, said the village exceeded its goals.
Those improvements include the addition of 152 new jobs, 12 business and multiple business expansions.
Daly also said the council also proud of a completed design for a proposed community plaza to hopefully start construction in 2014. Talks of new indoor water park continued. Daly says the EDC completed a financial study and looked at similar venues elsewhere, but is still looking for a developer.
"Well you know it all depends on finding that right partner. So it's a very large project and it's going to take right developer to make it work with us. So we're still pursuing that partnership," Daly said.
Daly said it has not picked out a location for a potential water park. The village also cashed in nearly $4 million in sales tax in 2012.