1 Million Cups

Betty WoodEDSPC News

After launching in April, Sedalia has been part of the 1 Million Cups community for almost six months and it’s already gained a loyal following. 1 Million Cups was created by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City as a way to help entrepreneurs connect and engage with each other, with more than 90 communities participating across the country. 1 Million … Read More

Jessica Craig Named As New Executive Director

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Sedalia, Mo – The Board of Directors of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDC) today announced that Ms. Jessica Craig, has been hired as their new Executive Director. Rusty Kahrs, Board President stated, “We have completed an exhaustive and intense search.”  We conducted a competitive nation-wide search only to find the ideal candidate to fill the position is right here.  We … Read More

Christle Announces Retirement

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Sedalia, Mo – The Board of Directors of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDC) today announced that Linda Christle, CEcD, Executive Director, has announced her retirement.  It is 12 years to the day that Christle began her duties as the Executive Director/CEO for the corporation. Rusty Kahrs, Board President stated, “When Linda began on July 15, 2004 there was a lot … Read More

Senator Mike Parson receives Works For You Award

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Our recipient, we have one this year, is so deserving of this award.  This recipient has always had our best interests at heart ever since we met this person. As a matter of fact, the very first visit this individual made was a tour of one of our manufacturers.  And, his first event here was this very economic development banquet … Read More

L A G Industries LLC locates in Pettis County

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Bradley and Nicole, and Bart and Brenda just formed L A G Industries, LLC in January 2016.  Being very family oriented, they named the company after Bradley and Nicole’s three children, Lane, August, and Gracie, thus, L A G. Bart and Bradley have both been involved in raising cattle of their own for many years, giving them a great working … Read More

Wildlife Ridge Winery wins award

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Wildlife Ridge Winery, located in Southern Pettis County with a Smithton, Missouri address is proud to announce that our Deceitful Red Wine has won 1st place at the 2016 People’s Choice Show-Me Wine Competition held in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Deceitful Red was entered in a Sweet-Semi Sweet Red category.  The judging consisted of 300 people doing blind tasting of all … Read More

City of Sedalia Sales Tax

Betty WoodEDSPC News

March 11, 2016 News Release The City of Sedalia is pleased to announce that retail sales have increased. Sales tax collections indicate that retail sales within the city limits increased 5.1% over the last 12 months. Sales taxes are the single largest revenue source for providing City services such as, public safety, roads, parks, etc., accounting for nearly 45% of … Read More

1 Million Cups Begins April 6 in Sedalia

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Free, monthly program developed by the Kauffman Foundation helps build startup communities nationwide (SEDALIA, Missouri)   Sedalia, the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs — 1 Million Cups, a product of the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, will hold their first meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 9 to 10 a.m. at … Read More

Black Dawn Company Recognition

Betty WoodEDSPC News

Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County hosts open house honoring Black Dawn, Sedalia manufacturer, with expected creation of 19 new jobs SEDALIA—The Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County today joined officials from Black Dawn Manufacturing & Coating, a firearms and accessories manufacturer, to celebrate Black Dawn’s new location opening at 1511 North Ohio in Sedalia. Black Dawn’s expansion project includes a $1.5 million capital … Read More

Missouri Communities Earn Top EcoDevo Rankings

Barbara BremerEDSPC News

March 27, 2015 Three Missouri communities recently earned a spot on Site Selection’s 2015 list of America’s top micropolitan areas. The communities, which were quantified for the rankings as “an urban core of at least 10,000 residents but less than 50,000 in total population,” were ranked according to the number of corporate facility investment projects announced during 2014. The Missouri … Read More