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Join us THIS FRIDAY, April 21st, for the Howard County Public Forums!

The economic development of a community is crucial for its growth and prosperity. It involves various aspects like job creation, attracting new businesses, and retaining existing ones. The public forums for Howard County, organized by the MAEDC, offer an opportunity for community members to voice their opinions and suggestions on the economic development of the county. MAEDC is the economic development provider for Howard County through a partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Council.

Join us for the Howard County Public Forums taking place Friday, April 21st:

New Franklin - 8:30-9:30 am

132 East Broadway, New Franklin, MO

Fayette - 10:30-11:30 am

Keller Building - Large Conference Room.

600 W. Morrison St., Fayette, MO

Glasgow - 1:30-2:30 pm

Glasgow City Council Chambers

102 Market St., Glasgow, MO


The area currently has multiple job openings available, presenting a chance for individuals to not only advance their careers but also make a positive contribution to the local economy.

For a list of openings in Howard and Randolph counties, simply visit

To include your job opportunities in the list, kindly send an email to, providing details such as the position title and application instructions.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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