Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. (K-REDI)
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2015.
Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc., represents the City of Kirksville and Adair County in Northeast Missouri. Since 2003, K-REDI has operated as a public-private partnership and currently has over 70 member organizations. Education is a major economic pillar in the Kirksville area, with Truman State University and AT Still University both calling the region home. The communities other strong industries include healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. K-REDI serves its members and community by providing support to new and existing businesses, as well as workforce development programs.
Missouri’s northeast region is known for being home to one of the world’s most beloved authors: Mark Twain. But his hometown, Hannibal, is just one of a handful of cities dotting the 16-county area that makes up northeast Missouri. Moberly, located on the region’s western edge, boasts one of state’s biggest municipal parks, the 447-acre Rothwell Park. Kirksville, just north of Moberly, is home to nationally ranked Truman State University, as well as A.T. Still University, the birthplace of osteopathic medicine.
A prolific soybean producer, Missouri’s northeast region has strong manufacturing, food processing and alternative energy industries. Transportation/logistics is also a major asset for the area, with the Mississippi River providing low-cost shipping. Four Class I rail carriers, Interstates 70 and 72 and four-lane Highway 36 all contribute to the area’s advantages.