North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

Audio: North Central Missouri Development Alliance hires new Executive Director

The North Central Missouri Development Alliance has hired a new executive director. Scott Sharp accepted the position on May 17th. He will officially begin on June 14th and work out of the office at the Plaza Apartments in Trenton. He succeeds Micah Landes who resigned earlier this year. Sharp currently works for Pepsi in Chillicothe […]

Rotary Fellows

Trenton Rotary Club honored with 100% Paul Harris Fellows membership in District 6040

Twelve members of the Trenton Rotary Club have been honored as Paul Harris Fellows, named for the founder of Rotary. For each $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation, the club can designate a member as a Paul Harris Fellow. Receiving the designation at a recent meeting were Brent Wyant, David Bain, Doctor Hessam Borhani, Jacob […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance website

Micah Landes resigns from North Central Missouri Development Alliance

The North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Micah Landes. Landes’s last day will be March 5th. She served in the role for approximately three and a half years. Landes says she accepted a position with Evergy. NCMDA Board Chairman Phillip Ray says the board will actively […]

Trenton Convention and visitors bureau

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss proposed budget

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discussed a proposed budget on February 10th. It includes $20,000 for digital marketing, such as branding, a website, social media, and online advertising. It also includes $4,000 for print marketing, such as papers, magazines, and billboards. A subcommittee of Vice President Micah Landes, Treasurer Jordan Ferguson, and Member Megan […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

Audio: North Central Missouri Development Alliance calls business retention the foundation of economic development

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Director Micah Landes calls business retention the foundation of economic development. She says it does not make sense for an organization to use time and resources to attract new businesses if the organization is not helping existing businesses. Landes also calls locally-owned businesses the “lifeblood” of a stable economy. Grundy […]

City of Trenton Website

Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on “use” tax for Trenton

A committee composed of four members of the Trenton City Council has voted to recommend a public vote on enacting a local “use” tax for the city. The Economic Development Committee on Monday evening discussed the possibility before voting to send a recommendation to the full city council to put the issue on next April’s […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Economic Development Committee to meet Monday evening

The agenda for a meeting of the Trenton City Council’s Economic Development Committee on Monday evening, November 16, 2020, includes reports from Micah Landes of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance and Megan Taul of Main Street Trenton. Other items on the agenda are the discussion of a use tax and an update from the […]

Modine

No changes planned after Modine Manufacturing sells majority of light automotive business

There will be no changes in the operation of Trenton’s Modine Manufacturing plant following the announcement this week that Modine has sold the majority of its light automotive business to Dana, Inc. for $1.00 and assumption of liabilities. The transaction affects the liquid-cooled portion of Modine’s business which involves lighter vehicles. “We don’t have any […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Cobblestone Inn and Suites to hold grand opening on November 6

The former Country Home Inn in Trenton, located at 2900 Hoover Drive, will reopen their doors on November 6, 2020, as a Cobblestone Inn and Suites. Micah Landes of Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC says the investment group selected Cobblestone after looking at several franchises. She notes the decision was based on the company’s quality […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Economic Development

Audio: KTTN to begin airing weekly series on economic development for Trenton and Grundy County

KTTN today begins airing a series of weekly informational programs about economic development on KTTN-FM 92.3.  Each one will be pre-recorded by a representative of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance. This is scheduled to air at approximately 9:20 on Thursday mornings, with the initial program including information on the history and establishment of the […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elects officers

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau elected officers Wednesday, October 14th. City Clerk Cindy Simpson reports Cara McClellan was elected as president, Micah Landes as President-Elect, Megan Taul as secretary, and Jordan Ferguson as treasurer. President-Elect is what an ordinance called the vice president. The bureau set the regular meeting time as the second Wednesday […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau to hold organizational meeting

An organizational meeting has been announced for one of Trenton’s newest committees that functions on behalf of the city of Trenton. The Convention and Visitors Bureau meets next Wednesday, October 14 at 12 noon at the Trenton City Hall. The agenda includes an election of officers, the review of an ordinance, discussion of a preliminary […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to review utility rates at meeting on September 22nd

The Trenton Utility and Economic Development committees will meet next week. The Utility Committee will review utility rates per the city council’s request at the Trenton City Hall the evening of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include department reports, a director’s update, and a review of monthly financial reports. […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Audio: New motel in Trenton hoping to open for business in October

Lodging opportunities are coming to Trenton with a remodeled hotel and new cottages. Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC purchased the former Country Home Inn in the spring. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes is part of the group that purchased the building. She says it will reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and […]

Orscheln Farm and Home Website

Audio: New Orscheln Farm and Home store under construction in north Trenton

A new Orscheln Farm and Home is under construction at the intersection of U. S. Highway 65 and 28th Street in Trenton. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes says the building pad is being constructed, and utilities are being installed. The new location will be bigger than the current Orscheln store.   […]

Marijuana

California based company receives license for medical marijuana manufacturing in Trenton

A California-based company, with interests in medical marijuana, has received state of Missouri approval on its application to locate in Trenton. King’s Garden Midwest LLC will be receiving a state license for medical marijuana manufacturing. That company also had applied to have a cultivation license in Trenton but that request was denied by the state. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts ordinances, airport hangar discussion continues

Three ordinances were adopted, appointments made to committees and boards, and reports were given during last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows the Howe engineering company to coordinate plans for a larger, six-inch water main to supply potable water to the wastewater treatment plant. The cost is $33,000 for services including […]

Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]