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Franchise Opportunities in Moberly, MO

Are you an experienced operator interested in owning your own business? Are you looking for the right franchise opportunity? The staff at Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation is interested in talking with you.

Moberly, Missouri, a community of nearly 14,000 residents located in North Central Missouri has been identified as an approved targeted market by a number of national and regional franchisors. In addition to the population within the Moberly City limits, the community is the regional hub for employment, retail, and entertainment.

Centrally located on 4-Lane US Highway 63, Moberly’s secondary trade area comprises more than 18 communities in a 35-mile radius. The trade area includes nearly 50,000 households and a total population of over 125,000 with an average household income of $53,437.

For consumers who live in the primary trade area, the next closest major retail center is over 40 miles away offering a significant opportunity for commercial and retail development. Major employers in the community, like Walmart DC, Goodyear ContiTech, Everlast Worldwide, Wells Fargo and many more contribute to more than a 25% increase in daytime population.

Moberly is home to a strong backbone of well-established national retailers who continue to grow and make new investment in the community. In addition, Moberly has seen significant growth in recent years from other national and regional brands entering the market. Click the following link to view a short video about the current retail and commercial market in Moberly:

Moberly Retail Opportunities

“Recent data shows significant opportunities for retail and commercial development,” said Mayor Greg Walker. We have experienced an increase in new retail and commercial development over the last two years; and in addition, our market has been targeted by a number of national companies as an ideal place for their brand to operate. We are excited that this new development will allow our community to remain self-sufficient and ensure our citizens have access to numerous retail and commercial brands without leaving the community.”

MAEDC President Corey Mehaffy added, “Moberly is blessed with progressive leadership that works to promote commercial, retail and industrial growth. Our dynamic companies, highly skilled workforce, excellent school systems and cultural amenities make the Moberly Area a very desirable place to live, work and play.”

For a complete listing of potential franchise opportunities or to learn more about the Moberly market, please contact the MAEDC staff at

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