Lebanon Regional Economic Development Inc.
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2015.
The Lebanon Regional Economic Development Inc., or Lebanon-REDI, represents the City of Lebanon and Laclede County in Missouri’s Central Region. Since 2004, Lebanon-REDI has served as the main economic development organization for the area and is supported by the City of Lebanon, Laclede County and private sector businesses. Lebanon-REDI’s mission is to strengthen the economic base of the community and increase the standard of living for all residents through retention, expansion, attraction and development of primary jobs and capital investments.
The 19-county central Missouri region is home to the state capital, Jefferson City, and more than a dozen colleges and universities. The University of Missouri’s flagship campus (MU) in Columbia and its science and technology campus (Missouri S&T) in Rolla provide a steady stream of talent for businesses in all sectors. Missouri’s central region also has a strong transportation network, including: Highways 50, 54 and 63; Interstates 70 and 44; Class I rail service via KCS, NS, NBSF and UP; regional airports; and Missouri River access.
Missouri’s central region is also home to some of the state’s most popular recreational sites, including sizable portions of the Katy Trail bike path, the Mark Twain National Forest and several wineries. At 58,000 acres, the Lake of the Ozarks draws visitors for championship fishing and golf, shopping and resorts.