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MAEDC NEWSLETTER | January 22, 2024

Register Now for the Mid-Mo School of Leadership and Culture

At Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation, we deeply understand the significance of cultivating a robust company culture. That's why we are thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 VPCulture School of Leadership. This live training program is tailored for leaders right here in Mid-Missouri, offering a comprehensive system designed to elevate your company culture and position it as the employer of choice.


Our year-long, in-depth training program for leaders kicks off on March 12, 2024. Join us on this transformative journey as we provide the tools and insights necessary to shape a thriving and positive workplace culture. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and contribute to the success of your organization. Let's build a workplace where everyone can thrive!


The VP Culture School of Leadership includes:

·         4 Live Interactive Workshops

·         A guided process to an Optimal Culture

·         Follow-up Resources between Workshops

·         Access to Workbooks and Online Resources

·         Taught by an Organizational Psychologist

·         Great for all levels of leaders in your org


Who Should Attend

It is recommended that top and middle managers should attend. Although the training is helpful for employees of all levels.


Location: Moberly EDC 115 N Williams St, Moberly, MO - All courses will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The Four Workshops:

  • Culture Science March 12

  • Personality Science May 21

  • Emotional Science July 30

  • Values Science October 1Online video of workshops available upon request for those who have difficulty attending the live event. 



Instead of each organization paying high consulting fees for individualized training, we gain from the economy of scale by offering the training to the entire business community. Pricing includes all four sessions.

$75.00 / Employee quarterly

$300.00 / Employee for full training


Would you like to learn more? Join us for a free webinar on February 8th at 10:00 am CST to learn more about the program.


Route 5 Bridge Replacement Public Meeting

Due to the inclement weather in the area, we are rescheduling this meeting for Jan. 30, 2024, from 4:30-6p.m. It will be located at the American Legion at 705 Washington Street in Glasgow.

Public Meeting

January 9, 2024

Public Meeting

A public open house will be held Jan. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion at 705 Washington St. in Glasgow. There will be no formal presentation, so attendees may come and go anytime during the open house. Exhibits will outline the work being planned and the timing of construction.

The public is invited to provide comments and ask questions of the project team in person at the meeting, online or by mail by Jan. 23. Mailed comments should be postmarked on or before Jan. 23 and addressed to:

Howard County Missouri Route 5 Bear Creek Bridge Project

1511 Missouri Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Meeting Exhibits

At the link below, find all available exhibits regarding the new bridge. Comments are accepted Jan. 9-23.

As someone with a vested interest in infrastructure projects in Howard County, you are invited to a public meeting on Jan. 9, 2024, regarding the planned bridge replacement on Missouri Route 5 over Bear Creek in Glasgow. The open-house style meeting will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion at 705 Washington Street in Glasgow. There will be no formal presentation, so attendees may come and go at any time during the advertised hours. Please note that the meeting schedule may change due to the forecasted winter weather event on Monday and Tuesday.

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can still participate by visiting Missouri Route 5 Bridge Replacement over Bear Creek in Howard | Missouri Department of Transportation ( There you can explore the proposed construction plans, provide input, and ask questions of the MoDOT designers and engineers.

Project materials will be available for viewing both at the in-person meeting and online. The public is invited and encouraged to offer input at the meeting or at any time during the two-week comment period, Jan. 9 - 23.


Public Policy Updates

Excitement is brewing at MAEDC as we gear up to actively participate in several legislative events throughout January in Jefferson City. These gatherings serve as invaluable platforms to engage with policymakers, foster relationships, and passionately advocate for the interests outlined in our meticulously crafted Public Policy agendas.

Last week, representatives from Missouri Northeast took center stage at the State Capitol, engaging in meaningful discussions with elected officials to shed light on our 2024 legislative priorities. Our emphasis this year revolves around workforce housing, childcare, broadband, business incentives, and infrastructure. Together, we strive to make a positive impact on the legislative landscape, advocating for the prosperity of our region.

MEDC Public Policy Agenda - 2023-24 (1)
Download PDF • 374KB

2024 MO NE Legislative Issues Handout
Download PDF • 130KB

Bills we are tracking this week....

HB 148

Incentivizes advanced Manufacturing

HB 870

HB 2290


KWIXLand Business Spotlight: Everlast Sports Manufacturing


Last week's KWIXLand Business Spotlight featured Ray Stewart, Vice President of Operations for Everlast Sports Manufacturing, situated in Moberly, Missouri. Everlast stands as a worldwide leader in authentic boxing, MMA, and fitness-related sporting goods, including equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories. Since 2007, the Everlast brand has expanded its presence to over 101 countries, boasting 88 licenses worldwide.



Missouri STEM Signing Day will take place on Friday, April 26, 2024. The program will recognize outstanding students across the state who are inspired by STEM and dedicated to pursuing a STEM career pathway in postsecondary education and beyond, while also raising awareness of companies in Missouri for future career opportunities.

Whether graduating high school seniors seek to work on the latest technologies in the manufacturing space, conduct cutting edge research to improve the food and drugs we need, or join the medical field to save lives and keep us healthy, Missouri STEM Signing Day is about them.


Child Care Expansion Grants

In a bid to address the pressing need for quality infant and toddler care in underserved areas, Missouri's Early Care and Education Connections has unveiled a promising funding opportunity. Geared towards licensed child care programs in regions identified as child care deserts, this initiative aims to increase accessibility to crucial early childhood education.

The funding allocation is contingent upon the number of infant and toddler slots added to existing programs, with an additional consideration for programs contracted with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to receive subsidy payments.

This strategic approach ensures that the financial support is targeted towards areas where it is needed the most, promoting equitable access to high-quality child care.

Deadline to apply for the Child Care Expansion for Infants and Toddlers is February 6, 2024.


Available Sites and Buildings


Missouri STEM Initiative - Join Today!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of innovation, discovery, and education? Look no further! The Missouri STEM Initiative is here to make a lasting impact on our community and beyond.

HELP WANTED signs are popping up everywhere, and we believe the key to a brighter future lies in empowering our kiddos with the skills of tomorrow.

Visit to learn more.


The Midwest Manufacturers Trade Show & Conference brings together manufacturers, suppliers, industry experts, advanced technologies, and support services from across the Midwest for two days of learning, sharing and connecting.


In today's highly competitive world of change and uncertainty, those who build trust, lead with courage, and collaborate with others will dodge the missiles of adversity and win. This year's theme, Never Fly Solo, comes from our Keynote Speaker, Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman. His presentation Tuesday night, along with every breakout session during this two-day event, will provide tools to overcome obstacles, break performance barriers, and take charge of change during adverse times.


Leadership Northeast - Enroll Now for 2024!


Save the Date! Missouri Startup Weekend is April 5th!

Participants work together over a 3 day period to develop a business idea and compete for the chance to win significant monetary investment and mentorship to get their startup off the ground. Over the last decade, Missouri Startup Weekend has been the birthplace for billion dollar startup ideas. Those founders have returned with an entire community to help other entrepreneurs do the same.


We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who actively participated in the various surveys conducted by the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) over the past few months.

Your valuable input has played a crucial role in shaping the 2023-24 MAEDC Labor Commuting Report and the 2023-24 MAEDC Wages and Benefits Survey. We are pleased to share the results of these surveys with you, and you can access the reports through the following links:

Your commitment to providing accurate and insightful information has significantly contributed to our understanding of the regional economic landscape. We believe that these reports will serve as valuable resources for businesses, policymakers, and the community at large.

As we move forward, we remain committed to gathering comprehensive data throughout the region. We encourage everyone to continue participating in future surveys, as your input is instrumental in helping us paint an accurate and dynamic picture of our evolving community.


Missouri Economic Dashboard


Thank You Industrial Club Sponsors!

The collective efforts of our Industrial Club members have not only strengthened our organization but have also had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals in our community. Together, we have been able to generate job opportunities, enhance workforce development, and foster an environment conducive to innovation and prosperity.




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