Kirksville gets big plug in trade magazine

Kirksville gets a big plug in a trade magazine.

Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Incorporated (K-REDI) recently bought an ad in Expansion Solutions magazine, which has a distribution of 20,000.

As part of the deal, K-REDI Director of Economic Development Carolyn Chrisman got to include an editorial, plugging what the City of Kirksville has to offer, specifically in the areas of food processing and metal fabrication.

During Tuesday's monthly meeting, Chrisman told the

K-REDI Board about the editorial she wrote, and she passed around a copy of it for them to see.

In it, she highlighted Adair Foods, the local Kraft plant, and Kirksville's Wire Co. World Group facility.

She also mentioned the workforce, the school system in Kirksville and the three colleges located in town.

Chrisman also wrote about other local manufacturers, including Hollister, Ortech and Hartzell Hardwoods.

She announced to the group that she has decided to focus on magazine advertising as the primary way to spread the word about Kirksville and K-REDI to potential new businesses and industries.

Also during the meeting, Chrisman reminded the group that from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 28, K-REDI is hosting a Legislative Roundtable discussion at Steveâ??s Garden Deli in Kirksville.

On an unrelated note, Kirksville Mayor Richard announced to the group that the City of Kirksville was notified this week that it has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant that will be used to demolish the old Kirksville High School, which has fallen into serious disrepair over the years.

Detweiler said the city should be notified in writing about the grant in the next few days.