Grundy County Commissioners agree to contribute funds toward marketing Trenton/ConAgra

Grundy County Missouri Courthouse

Grundy County Commissioners today agreed to contribute ten thousand dollars towards efforts to market Trenton and the ConAgra foods facility to potential businesses.

Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation has a goal of raising 80 thousand dollars for the proposed work.

Commissioners yesterday were asked to make a financial commitment, although no specific amount was requested. Commissioners today agreed to commit ten thousand dollars, with two thousand dollars coming from funds budgeted for economic development and the remaining eight thousand dollars from general revenue.

The contribution matches the ten thousand dollars the City of Trenton is to provide and the ten thousand dollars Trenton Municipal Utilities is to give.

Conagra has pledged 20-thousand dollars and Empire Gas company has made a pledge, although the amount has not been announced.

The North Central Missouri College trustees, Trenton R-9 Board of Education, and Wright Memorial Hospital are expected to be among others to be approached for contributions.

Once the 80-thousand dollar goal is reached, Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation is to engage the services of Ady Advantage to do the marketing.

The firm is an economic development, marketing, site selection, and consulting company, which made a proposal to Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation.

In other action, the commission today appointed Darrell Cunningham to the Myers Township board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Rod Jermanovich. The appointment is until the term expires next April.

Myers Township recommended Cunningham be appointed.