Press Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
For Immediate Release
The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) invites public input on Howard and Randolph County economic development issues
MOBERLY, MO: The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) is seeking input from the public as part of its strategic planning process. The purpose of this forum is to obtain as much information as possible about economic development in the area and MAEDC in general. As part of this plan, specific objectives and goals will be outlined for growing the regional economy, improving the quality and effectiveness of MAEDC services, and providing a detailed action plan that will assist the MAEDC in achieving project objectives during the specified period.
The MAEDC aspires to be the premier provider of rural economic development services in Missouri. The purpose of the public input forums will be to obtain the best final product possible based on the knowledge and expertise of the professional consultant, Jim Fram of Community Growth Strategies, LLC.
The Randolph County Public Forum events will be held on Monday, March 27th at 12:00 pm and Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 pm at the MAEDC offices located at 115 N. Williams, Moberly, MO 65270.
The Howard County Public Forum events will be held on Friday, April 21st as follows:
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 MAEDC works to promote economic investment within Randolph and Howard counties through retention and expansion of existing businesses, new business attraction, community development, and entrepreneurial development. These investments lead to the creation of new jobs, increased tax base for taxing jurisdictions and municipalities, diversification of the local economy, and a higher overall standard of living.
Organized in 1988 to promote growth and investment in Moberly and Randolph County, MAEDC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, public/private partnership that works to promote new investment in the area to increase the quality of life of our citizens. In 2013, Howard County joined, and today the organization represents a two-county partnership.
MAEDC is financed through investments by the City of Moberly, the Howard County Economic Development Council, the County of Randolph, and private industries and families that partner through the MAEDC Industrial Club. An 8–12-member board of directors governs the organization.
MAEDC acts as a single point of contact for companies requesting economic development information about our partner counties. In addition to providing available site and building information, demographics, and labor survey information, MAEDC organizes community tours and site visits for a variety of prospects. MAEDC works with site selectors to provide both state level and local level incentive proposals and helps to coordinate the application and permitting process for projects.
MAEDC has been instrumental in assisting numerous local companies with retention and expansion opportunities, plus locating new business investment in the area. The main industry strengths of the MAEDC region are agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. Randolph County is home to several distribution centers as well as a strong base of manufacturers. Manufacturing and agriculture are prominent businesses in Howard County as well. MAEDC has also assisted with retail developments including small businesses in downtown areas.
MAEDC is the economic development provider for Howard County through a partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Council.
For more information please contact:
Randy Asbury President, Moberly Area EDC firstname.lastname@example.org 660.263.8811
Kaylee Paffrath, MBA
Director, Business Development, Moberly Area EDC email@example.com 660.263.8811