Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

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Payment of rental inspection and nuisance services tops meeting of Trenton Administrative Committee

The Trenton Administrative Committee voted Tuesday night to make a recommendation to the Finance Committee regarding paying for rental inspection and nuisance services. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the recommendation was to reduce Economic Development by $20,000 on the city side and use that money to pay for a part-time code enforcement person who would […]

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Trenton City Council member gives presentation on proposed bed tax at Rotary meeting

A Trenton City Council member talked about the bed tax to appear on the April 7th city election ballot at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Thursday. Cathie Smith represents Trenton’s Third Ward and is a member of the council’s economic development committee. She said the proposed five percent tax would be paid by individuals […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]

Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2020

Twenty four participants begin Leadership Northwest Missouri Program

Twenty-Four women and men make up the 2020 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of sessions that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout a 19-county region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues, and build a network of contacts throughout Northwest Missouri. The 2020 class began with a […]

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Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]

Economic Development

Trenton Economic Development Committee reviews visitor guide

The Trenton Economic Development Committee on Tuesday evening reviewed a visitor’s guide and discussed possible incentives to offer businesses. City Administrator Ron Urton reports a few changes are to be made on the visitor’s guide before it is distributed to the public. Those changes include updating pictures and fixing typos. The committee also talked about […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for awards

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for four categories of awards. The annual awards include Chamber Business of the Year for a chamber member business involved in civic projects that keep the community beautiful, prosperous, and progressive and that is an ambassador for the community to promote economic development and a positive […]

Unemployment rate

Audio: Missouri Governor “3.1 percent unemployment rate is a record Low”

Missouri’s governor says the state’s economy is growing because of legislative actions like “Fast Track” and an emphasis on workforce development. Governor Mike Parson says 37-thousand new jobs have been created in the past year.     The state Department of Economic Development says Missouri’s unemployment rate for October was three-point-one percent, remaining unchanged from […]