City Looks To Expand Industrial Park

The City of Chillicothe is working to grow the size of the industrial park area to allow for expansion of the space available to businesses interested in locating or expanding in Chillicothe.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says the current Industrial Park has only 12 acres available. Chappell says the project that includes an exchange of land could happen very soon, […]

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Chillicothe Is A 10 GIG Community

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Education…  these all have a common thread, infrastructure.  The ability to connect to the world!  Chillicothe is now a 10 Gig Community, thanks to the developments and hard work of Green Hills Communications.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says we are not the first in the state, but we have something no other city has. Chappell says […]

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Economic Development Activities Can Bring Industry and Jobs

The renewal of the contract with Rumery and Associates for Economic Development means the city will continue the relationship that has brought interest to our community by businesses and industry.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says this means the city has opportunities for development and growth, Chappell says Economic Development includes not only bringing new business but opportunities for expansion. Chappell […]

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City Sells Property To Truck Stop Developer

The City of Chillicothe sold a piece of property with action taken during an executive session on September 14th. City administrator Darin Chappell says the property, located at the southeast corner of US 36 and US 65, the location of the old Chillicothe treatment plant, was sold to Love’s Travel Plaza, Stops & Country Stores.  The price was about $13,685 […]

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Area Agencies Receive CARES Act Funding For Economic Development

Two Million Dollars in CARES Act Grants for Economic Development are awarded to five agencies in Northern Missouri.  Representative Sam Graves says the grants will enable the agencies to assist businesses, local governments and community partners as they recover and rebuild economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants of $400,000 each will be used to serve the local communities.  For […]

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Chillicothe Economic Development Contract

The annual contract with Economic Developer  Rumery and Associates was approved at Monday’s Council meeting.  Under the contract, the City of Chillicothe, Farmers Electric Cooperative, CDC, and CMU together pay $36,000.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says even though the public may not see how this helps the city, it is important to the city. The City collects the funds from […]

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Chillicothe Development Corporation Elects New Leadership

Chillicothe Development Corporation, the parent organization for Main Street Chillicothe, has new leadership.  Chillicothe Development Corporation’s annual board meeting in January included the election of officers.  Steve Franke, owner of Midwest Quality Gloves, is the newly elected president of the board.  Vice-President for this year is Lindy Chapman – Chapman currently oversees the Hedrick Medical Center Foundation program.  Other members […]

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