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K-REDI board looking forward to successful 2018

Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated or K-REDI held its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. (KTVO/Ashley Hoak)

A Heartland economic development group is looking forward to a successful 2018.

Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated or K-REDI held its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon.

That meeting allowed board members to reflect on 2017 and plan for the future.

Subash Alias, Senior Vice President of the Missouri Partnership, served as the guest speaker.

The Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development group that works to support businesses or industries looking to locate in the Show-Me-State.

Alias says that when companies are wanting to make a move, they look at location, workforce, infrastructure and quality of life - just to name a few.

He says a certification that they county has received will play a key role in encouraging businesses to come to the area.

"I think the big thing is to be ready and prepared for the fact that Adair County became a Certified Work Ready Community [and that] is perfect. I mean, it's one of the strongest things that you can do for a county, so I think it was great to do that."

In addition to hearing from Alias, 2018 K-REDI board members were elected:

  • Andy Grimm: President
  • Sean Bonnell: Vice President
  • Corey Eagen: Treasurer
  • Annette Sweet: Secretary

The group also thanked Mark Krueger for serving as president for the past year.


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