Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2011.
The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation represents the City of Moberly and several surrounding counties, including Randolph, Monroe and Howard Counties, in Missouri’s Northeast Region. Since 1988, MAEDC has worked to promote new investment in the area in an effort to increase the quality of life for the community. MAEDC, a public-private non-profit partnership, functions as the leading economic development agency for the region. In 2012, MAEDC cofounded Grow Mid-Missouri, an entrepreneurial development program serving the 17 counties in northeast Missouri.
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.