Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri announces newest member of Board of Directors

The newest member of The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Board of Directors is Kyle Stith. A native of Caldwell County, Stith graduated from Polo High School in 2009 and earned a degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in 2015. Currently, he is a licensed funeral director and co-owns […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen review investments while tackling a busy agenda

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen took action on various matters Monday evening. Certificate of deposit rates from Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri and BTC Bank were reviewed. The board approved cashing out the sales tax CD that matures January 27th for $65,199.06 and purchasing a 36-month CD at the highest interest rate between Farmers and […]

Nestle Sign in front of Corporate offices

Audio: Ribbon cutting held to welcome Nestle plant to Trenton

Representatives of city, county, and state governments joined business leaders and others for a ribbon cutting, open house event at the Nestle plant in Trenton. Trenton area chamber of commerce and its ambassadors conducted the ribbon cutting and spoke with Nestle officials. Trenton plant manager Andy Darley is in his 32nd year of employment with Nestle […]

Nestle Sign in front of Corporate offices

Nestle plant in Trenton to remain unionized

The industrial revenue bonds agreement between the city of Trenton and Nestle USA calls for Nestle to maintain employment of 135 to 150 employees when they assume operations from ConAgra the first of June. The agreement was negotiated with the assistance of the local economic development group, the North Central Missouri Development Alliance, and consultant Phil […]

Nestle Sign in front of Corporate offices

Audio: Public comment period continues on issuance of industrial revenue bonds to Nestle

The public comment period continues this week regarding intentions by the city of Trenton to issue industrial revenue bonds to assist Nestle USA in its announced purchase of a building and equipment at the ConAgra plant in Trenton. Phil Tate of Gallatin serves as a consultant on behalf of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance, […]

Audio: 20-day public comment period on Nestle bonds to take place in April

Now that the Trenton City Council has agreed to issue UP to $75,000,000 worth of taxable industrial development revenue bonds for the benefit of Nestles USA, a 20-day public comment is expected during April. Micah Landes is executive director for the economic development group known as the North Central Missouri Development Alliance. She and consultant […]

Union/ConAgra reach contract agreement at Trenton, Missouri plant

Audio: Nestle reaches agreement to purchase ConAgra plant in Trenton

Nestle announced today that it has reached a conditional agreement with ConAgra Brands to purchase ConAgra’s factory building in Trenton as well as its cooked-before-canning process line. Economic Development Consultant Phil Tate is a former interim director of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance assisted the alliance in finding an industry to use the ConAgra building. […]

Union/ConAgra reach contract agreement at Trenton, Missouri plant

Audio: Economic Development Consultant Phil Tate responds to ConAgra closing

Monday’s announcement on the ConAgra Foods phase-out and eventual closing were not totally unexpected since there’s a state law regarding advance notification when layoffs are planned. Economic Development Consultant Phil Tate has been working on finding an industry to use the ConAgra building. In a prepared statement today, Tate confirmed phase-out and closing dates established by ConAgra but […]