What is Mercer County Better Together?

Mercer County Better Together (MCBT) is a 501c3 nonprofit community and economic development organization committed to improving the strength, sustainability and vibrancy of Mercer County, its communities, businesses and organizations through the alignment of resources and priorities.

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2019 Gold GuideStar Seal of Transparency


MCBT Providing Assistance, Resources, Promotion During COVID-19

Census 2020: MCBT Launching Outreach, Assistance Project

MCBT Makes Impact in 2019 Via Service, Outreach, Advocacy

Project Tour Highlights Countywide Collaboration

Celebratory Tour of Projects

MCBT Educates Illinois Leaders on Mercer County Needs, Priorities, Realities

Social Media Feedback Shaping Future of Downtown Viola

MCBT Cultivates Partnerships, Enables Investments in Year of Development, Growth and Impact

MCBT Efforts Enable $150,000 Investment into Mercer County Parks and Recreation Facilities

MCBT Joins Forces with Looser-Flake to Educate Residents, Share Benefits of Collaboration

Accomplishments of Countywide Efforts Set Stage for Action

Local Planning Process Results in Countywide Action Plan, New Organization

MCBT Moves to Action Prioritization Phase of Planning Process

Countywide Summit Educates Residents, Connects Communities

MCBT Seeks Feedback at Countywide Summit

Forum Series Concludes with Enthusiasm, Passion for Community

Public Forums Launch Grassroots Community Development

Trio of Forums Spark Discussions, Empower Residents

Sherrard Residents Empowered to Own Their Future

Mercer County Initiative Powers Forward with New Coordinator

Civic Engagement Forums Showcase Similarities, Embrace Community