K-REDI members value community support

Members of Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated held their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

At that meeting, members heard how the city scored when it came to doing business, and bringing new businesses to the area. Recently, members from a Site Selection Corporation were in town to see what all Kirksville has to offer. Overall, Kirksville received high scores. However, there is always room for improvement when it comes to establishing a stronger workforce. Members from the Site Selection Group say that the support from the community helped when it came to scoring.

"It is a community wide effort and the Site Selectors noted that we are a community that does support business, we scored very highly in that area," said Carolyn Chrisman, K-REDI Director.

K-REDI is also teaming up with a new alliance. That alliance is called STEAM, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. K-REDI hopes that this will promote education in those areas, and help more students in the area to stay in Kirksville once they are done with college.