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MAEDC Newsletter | May 15, 2023

Join us for the Moberly Job Fair THIS Wednesday, May 17th from 12-4 PM

Cardinal Health & Orscheln Farm & Home Employees Get Early Access (10 am- noon) via Missouri Jobs Center The Moberly Job Fair is happening on Wednesday, May 17th from 12-4 PM at the Moberly Municipal Auditorium, and it promises to be an exciting event for job seekers in the region. With dozens of local employers set to attend, this is the perfect opportunity for those looking for work to connect with potential employers and learn about job openings in their field.

Whether you're just starting your career or looking for a change, the Moberly Job Fair has something for everyone. From entry-level positions to more advanced roles, employers from a variety of industries will be present and ready to discuss their available job opportunities.

Job fairs are a great opportunity to network and make connections with employers and fellow job seekers alike. Don't forget to bring plenty of copies of your resume and dress professionally to make the best impression.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 17th, and head over to the Moberly Job Fair to take the next step in your career. Good luck!

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Entrepreneurs: It's time to shine with Hello Alice

Hello Alice is an online platform that provides resources, tools, and support for all entrepreneurs. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide personalized advice and guidance for small business owners, particularly those from underrepresented communities.

The platform offers a range of services, including mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to funding and business resources. Hello Alice aims to help entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses by providing them with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed.


SBDC Roadshow Lunch & Learn at MAEDC

Attention Moberly small business owners and entrepreneurs! 📢 The Small Business Development Center Roadshow is coming to town on July 13th and you won't want to miss it! This FREE event will provide you with valuable resources, expert advice, and networking opportunities to help your business succeed. 💼

At the Lunch & Learn Roadshow, you'll be able to:

👉 Meet one-on-one with experienced business consultants to get personalized advice.

👉 Connect with other local business owners and entrepreneurs to build your network.

👉 Learn about funding opportunities and other resources that can help your business grow.

👉 PLUS enjoy lunch on us!

Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Register now for the Small Business Development Center Roadshow on July 13th in Moberly. Click the link below to reserve your spot today!


Missouri Department of Economic Development

Entertainment Industry Grant Program Now Open for Applications

DED's ARPA Entertainment Industry Grant Program opened for applications today, May 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. CST. You can apply now using the MO DED ARPA Federal Initiatives Submission Manager. Please note that you will need to sign up for a Submittable account to apply.

Final Program Guidelines

For eligibility information, required documentation, and other details, please review the Entertainment Industry Grant Program's Final Guidelines.

Pre-Application Training

To help applicants with any questions about the Entertainment Industry Grant Program, DED hosted a Pre-Application Training on May 4. If you would like to review the training, a recording is available here.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Gloria Noble by email at or by phone at 573-301-1379. For Submittable troubleshooting, please visit Submittable’s help center. Apply Now


Missouri has the 6th Lowest Cost of Living

Missouri has recently been ranked as the 6th state with the lowest cost of living in the United States. This is great news for residents of Missouri, as it means that the state offers a more affordable lifestyle compared to many other states in the country.

The ranking was determined by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), which looked at the cost of housing, groceries, transportation, healthcare, and other factors in each state. Missouri's overall score was boosted by the state's low housing costs, which were ranked as the 5th lowest in the country.

According to MERIC, the Annual Average Wage in Missouri for 2020 was $51,504. This represents an increase of 2.4% from the previous year. This is a positive sign for the state's economy, as it indicates that wages are increasing, and workers are earning more money.


Missouri Economic Dashboard


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