NW Missouri




ACDC was organized in the 1970s to attract business into the county. Since 1995, ACDC has been supported by a 1/4 cent county sales tax that provides an office and staff fully devoted to economic development activities. Today, ACDC works to improve the economic development opportunities in Atchison County by enhancing the stability of our business climate. ACDC assists entrepreneurial companies, responds to inquiries, and develops incentives for doing business in Atchison County.

Address: PO Box 243,
Rock Port, MO 66482
Phone: 660-744-6562
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E-mail: atchdev@rpt.coop
Contact: Monica Bailey

Address: 106 E Clay,
Albany, MO 64402
Phone: 660-726-3807
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E-mail: ecodev@albanymo.net
Contact: Kathy Morgan

Bethany is strategically located on I-35 in the heart of the nation only one hour from Kansas City or Des Moines and about three hours from Omaha.

Address: 206 N. 16th St,
Bethany, MO 64424
Phone: 660-425-3511
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E-mail: econdev@grm.net
Contact: Jan Hagler

Address: PO Box 67, 111 W Brooks,
Brookfield, MO 64628
Phone: 660-258-7278
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E-mail: bcleveland3@sbcglobal.net
Contact: Becky Cleveland

Located at the crossroads of I-35 & US 36, Cameron offers 17 fully-served industrial sites, a City-owned business park, tax abatement, tax increment financing and a trained workforce. Cameron is the fastest-growing rural city in North Missouri with over 600 housing units built in the last decade.

Address: 205 Main,
Cameron, MO 64429
Phone: 816-632-2177
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E-mail: director@cameron-mo.com
Contact: Mark Gaugh

Businesses find a talented workforce, leading telecommunications, vast transportation and shipping alternatives, and a broad range of professionals. Welcome good location and value.

Address: P.O. Box 291,
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: 816-628-3343
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E-mail: shawnasearcy@kearneyadc.com
Contact: Shawna Searcy

The government and community of Marceline is progressive in outlook and sparked by civic pride has much to offer.

Address: 107 N. Main Street USA,
Marceline, MO 64658
Phone: 660-376-2000
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E-mail: darrell@marcelineida.com
Contact: Darrell Gardner

Maryville is a community where there is pride in homes and yards, pride in schools and opportunity for children, pride in employment and business opportunities and pride in feeling safe in a community of friends and acquaintances.

Address: Nodaway County Economic Development PO Box 456,
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660-582-4490
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E-mail: developer@nodaway.biz
Contact: Josh McKim

Trenton is located in the Green Hills of Grundy County, Missouri. First known as Lomax Store and Bluff Grove, Trenton was incorporated in 1857 and serves as the county seat. Industry, agriculture, and retail trade provide our economic base.

Address: 1100 Main St,
Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-4310
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E-mail: rboots@trentonmo.com
Contact: Ralph Boots

Clay County, Mo., is one of the fastest growing regions of Missouri, with a rapidly expanding economy, outstanding workforce and the supports to grow even more. Bordering dynamic downtown Kansas City on the south, Clay County includes some of the area’s most exciting industrial, commercial, residential and retail areas. Employers range from international corporations such as Ford Motor Company and Cerner Corporations to a healthy sector of small businesses and entrepreneurial efforts. Nationally recognized William Jewell College, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods and “AAA” public schools are among leaders in education and workforce training. Quality of life amenities such as Smithville Lake make living and working here equally attractive.

Address: 1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 25,
Kansas City MO 64116
Phone: 816-468-4989
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E-mail: jimh@clayedc.com
Contact: Jim Hampton

Since it was founded more than 145 years ago, Commerce Bank has continually expanded its long-standing investment in its people, technology, product offerings and service channels to bring the utmost value and convenience to its customers, thus improving the bank's ability to serve the evolving financial needs of its customers.

Address: 36th and Frederick,
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-364-3131
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E-mail: Amy.ryan@commercebank.com
Contact: Amy Ryan

Based in Joplin, Missouri, The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE) is an investor-owned, regulated utility providing electric, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 217,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the company provides fiber optic services.

Address: 412 Main St,
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816-431-3053
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E-mail: dklein@empiredistrict.com
Contact: Dan Klein

GHRPC is designated by the Department of Commerce as an Economic Development District. The region serviced by GHRPC includes 11 counties: Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, Livingston, Linn, Sullivan, Putnam, Caldwell, Daviess, Chariton and Carroll. services include a wide variety of Economic Development technical assistance, strategic planning, and grant writing to attract funding for public infrastructure necessary to support new and expanding business.

Address: 1104 Main St.,
Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-5636 ext 12
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E-mail: jackie@ghrpc.org
Contact: Jackie Soptic

Heartland Foundation is committed to empowering the lives of children and adults in the many communities we serve. We will build healthier, more livable communities through collaboration and innovation.

Address: 518 S. 6th St.,
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-271-7365
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E-mail: Judith.K.Sabbert@heartland-health.com
Contact: Judith Sabbert

Service Area: As an investor-owned, regulated electric utility, we serve more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties.

Address: 1200 Main St. - 30th Floor; P.O. Box 418679,
Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: 816-654-1634
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E-mail: john.engelmann@kcpl.com
Contact: John Engelmann

Located on Interstate 35, just 25 miles north of downtown Kansas City, Kearney is being discovered by new residents and businesses desiring a small town atmosphere with quick and easy access to such metropolitan amenities as KCI and the Truman Sports Complex.

Phone: 816-628-3343
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E-mail: shawnasearcy@kearneyadc.com
Contact: Shawna Searcy

Division of Business and Community Services

Phone: 573-522-6707
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E-mail: mark.kiesling@ded.mo.gov
Contact: Mark Kiesling

In our world of rapid change – changes in technologies, competitive positions, global economics, logistics, energy and the environment – we will continue to serve Missouri businesses with vision, creativity and leadership.

Address: 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd. Suite 501
Kansas City MO 64133
Phone: 816-719-0929
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E-mail: mshew@missourienterprise.org
Contact: Mike Shew

The Craig School of Business aspires to be one of the best undergraduate business schools in a regional public university and to support limited graduate programs.

Address: 4525 Downs Drive Popplewell Hall, 203
St. Joseph MO 64507
Phone: 816-271-4283
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E-mail: aweeks@missouriwestern.edu
Contact: Annette Weeks

Mo-Kan offers a wide array of community and business services.

Address: 224 N. 7th Street
St. Joseph MO 64501
Phone: 816-233-3144
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E-mail: tom@mo-kan.org
Contact: Tom Bliss

Nodaway County Economic Development (NCED), a nonprofit corporation, coordinates economic development services for the City of Maryville, Nodaway County and the Maryville Industrial Development Corporation in the following areas: business development focused on existing business expansion, business recruitment and attraction, and community development. NCED offers free, confidential services including finance and incentives development, site location, industrial development, and small business assistance in support of our other partner development agencies.

Address: PO Box 456
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 660-582-4490
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E-mail: developer@nodaway.biz
Contact: Josh McKim

North Central Missouri College offers educational opportunities to earn a Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Applied Science and certificates in many fields. The NCMC service area is the largest in Missouri and covers 16 counties.

Address: 1301 Main
Trenton MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-3948 ext. 1278
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E-mail: jhelton@mail.ncmissouri.edu
Contact: Jason Helton

The Mission of Northwest Electric Power Cooperative is to provide dependable, high-quality, wholesale power to meet all present and future requirements of its members and to furnish strong leadership for marketing, community and economic development and other services; all consistent with the highest ideals of cooperative enterprise and sound business practices.

Address: Box 565
Cameron MO 64429
Phone: 816-632-8732
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E-mail: broach@nwepc.com
Contact: Byron Roach

NWMORCOG is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member governments.

Address: 114 W. Third St
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 660-582-5121
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E-mail: arnie@nwmorcog.org
Contact: Arnie Kreek

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation is a nonprofit organization which offers free and confidential business coaching in Northwest Missouri. We are a group of over sixty volunteers from six counties who care passionately about the success and sustainability of our rural Northwest Missouri region. We formed the Facilitation Board in order to assist our rural entrepreneurs in creating or maintaining their small business ventures.

Phone: 816-262-9400
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E-mail: facilitator@nwmef.com
Contact: Keli Morris

Rumery and Associates offers professional economic development services for northwest Missouri communities.

Address: 919 Jackson St.
Chillicothe MO 64601
Phone: 660-646-1900
E-mail: terry@rumeryassociates.com
Contact: Terry Rumery

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 715 Washington
Chillicothe MO 64601
Phone: 660-646-6811
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E-mail: mtruss@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Matt Trussell

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 1402 North College Dr.
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 660-562-1701
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E-mail: evansr@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Rebecca Evans

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 3003 Frederick
St. Joseph MO 64506
Phone: 816-232-4461
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E-mail: evansr@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Rebecca Evans

St. Joseph is an exciting city offering first-rate attractions, luxurious bed and breakfasts and fine dining. There are many activities to choose from. For outdoor enthusiasts, St. Joseph offers an extensive parkway system with such amenities as baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and swimming pools. If attending sports events is more to your liking, be sure to catch a game of the St. Joseph Mustangs, the hometown baseball team. Or stop in at one of St. Joe’s museums featuring displays relating to everything from the Old West to fine art. Enjoy St. Joseph's rich historical past (St. Joseph is where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended) and exciting present!

Address: 3003 Frederick
St. Joseph MO 64506
Phone: 816-364-4109
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E-mail: blau@saintjoseph.com
Contact: Brad Lau

Sullivan County is located in north central Missouri. The 2010 census listed the population was 6,714. The county seat is Milan.

Address: 44434 Robin Road
Humphreys MO 64646
Phone: 660-265-3388
E-mail: csmay@nemr.net
Contact: Chris May

United Electric is a rural electric cooperative. Established in 1997 with the consolidation of Nodaway Worth Electric and Northwest Missouri, United Electric has headquarters at 30208 US Highway 136 in Maryville, Missouri and 401 North Highway 71 in Savannah, Missouri.

Address: PO Box 757
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 800-748-1488
Website: Visit Website
E-mail: gstiens@ueci.coop
Contact: Gary Stiens

MU Extension is Missouri's one-stop source for practical education on almost anything.

Address: 201 Highway 136 East
Rock Port MO 64482
Phone: 660-744-6231
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E-mail: bakerjf@missouri.edu
Contact: Jerry Baker