Missouri Communities Earn Top EcoDevo Rankings


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

Gov. Nixon visits Maxion to highlight manufacturing jobs growth, recognize workforce development efforts of Pettis County


February 25, 2015 At automotive supplier Maxion Wheels, Gov. Nixon applauds Pettis County’s designation as a Certified Work Ready Community Sedalia, MO Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Maxion Wheels, a global leader in automotive wheel manufacturing, to highlight the continued resurgence of Missouri’s automotive manufacturing industry and applaud Pettis County for earning a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation. The CWRC designation recognizes successful efforts by community, education … Read More

Missouri jobless rate drops

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January 22, 2015 Missouri’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a point to 5.4 percent in December, the lowest since April 2008. via Missouri jobless rate drops – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Local News.

Jake’s Creative Woodworks, Inc. Announcement


October 8, 2014 Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County joined officials from Jake’s Creative Woodworks, Inc. to celebrate the announcement of an expansion for the company located south of Smithton. Jake’s Creative Woodworks, Inc., of Smithton, Missouri, is planning a $300,000 expansion to their existing facility.  The expansion will include a 9,000 square foot addition to the existing facility. This expansion will … Read More

Economic Development Sedalia Showcase features Waterloo


By Nicole Cooke August 14, 2014 The 2014 Economic Development Sedalia Showcase offered another look at the Sedalia community during the Missouri State Fair, focusing on the manufacturing industry with a tour of Waterloo Industries. About 250 community members and local and state politicians toured Waterloo Thursday morning, which was followed by a presentation from local leaders and Waterloo General … Read More

Stribling Packaging Announces $1 Million Expansion


June 18, 2014 Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County joined officials from Stribling, Inc., to celebrate the announcement of an expansion for the company in Sedalia. Stribling, Inc., of Rogers, Arkansas, is planning a $1 million expansion to their existing facility. The expansion will include a 42,000 square foot addition to the existing facility. This expansion will bring their total square footage … Read More

Linda Christle Honored with Economic Developer of the Year Award


June 16, 2014 Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County Executive Director Linda Christle was honored with a public reception at the Sedalia Municipal Building Monday afternoon after she was named the Missouri Economic Development Council’s Economic Developer of the Year for 2014. Christle, CEcD, was greeted by officials from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the City of Sedalia, Pettis County, EDSPC … Read More

Duke to Purchase Counter Craft


St. Louis (June 11, 2014) -Duke Manufacturing, a leading food-service equipment company, today announced it would purchase privately owned Counter Craft, a Houston-based Custom Serving and Counter Design and Manufacturing Company. Counter Craft will continue to operate out of its Houston, Texas location and will remain decentralized. “We have had a three-year joint venture with Counter Craft and are very … Read More

Linda Christle Awarded Missouri Economic Developer of the Year


June 11, 2014 Linda Christle (pictured fifth from left) received Missouri Economic Development Council’s, Economic Developer of the Year award at the annual MEDC’s conference on June 11, 2014 in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Ms. Christle is the executive director for Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County.