Macon County Successes 2008 - 2017


Community Child Development Center – Open and flourishing!

Long Branch Lake Marina – Under construction; will be open 2009 Season!

6 Customized Training Projects – Economy Products; Onshore Technology; POET Ethanol; Chariton Valley; ConAgra; Ardent Outdoors ($85,000)

Enhanced Enterprise Zone Designation – One award, several pending

Economy Products Expansion – Under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program ($60,000)

 Dream Community Designation

Angel Mentoring Program Inception and continuation of 8th Grade Reception & Business Fair

Advanced Technology & Training Center – Grant award for remodeling; will be open for business 2009

Increase in contributions – exceeded $29,000 in 2008!

Expansion of Total Family Health

Relocation of LaPlata Pharmacy into new building with Ice Cream Shoppe

Assisted several small businesses through SBA; USDA and local banks

MO Certified Sites Program (Heartland Industrial Park) Completed – awaiting certification

Macon County Economic Development fostered a relationship with an urban site consultant, responsible for the development of major retail projects throughout the state of Missouri.   Consultant is currently in the engineering and pre-development stage for multiple retail businesses in the Macon area.  Construction of these projects to begin 2009 with completion dates scheduled for 2010!


Long Branch Lake Marina – Opened Memorial Day 2009!

Multiple new retail projects open in downtown Macon – including West Winery!

Signed contract with Central Methodist University in partnership with MACC to open a satellite campus in Macon!

6 Customized Training Projects – Economy Products; Onshore Technology; POET Ethanol; Chariton Valley; ConAgra; Ardent Outdoors!

Several applicants & signed proposals for EEZ tax credits and tax abatement including Economy Products and Granuband.

Second Annual 8th Grade Reception & Business Fair a great success!

Opening of Butner’s Auto Spa & Truck Wash!  MCED Worked with Kevin Butner to establish tax abatement on improvements to real property through the Chapter 353 program.

Passed the Landfill Fee for Macon County which will enable MCED to better promote our area, assist small businesses through a low interest loan program and support Macon County and cities within the county through infrastructure grants!


Second Enhanced Enterprise Zone approved for Macon Downtown Business District!

Third Enhanced Enterprise Zone applied for North Macon County including the cities of Atlanta, Bevier & LaPlata!

ConAgra Foods receives Enhanced Enterprise Zone Proposal $451,000.00!

$15,000 Grant provided the City of LaPlata through Landfill Fee Grant Program for sewer pumps!


$15,000 Grant provided the City of Bevier through a Partnership between MODot and Macon County Economic Development (Landfill Fee Grant Program) to extend additional sidewalks in Historic Downtown Bevier!

$15,000 Grant provided the City of Macon through Landfill Fee Grant Program for a sewer feasibility study!

$5,290 Grant provided to Macon County for ADA ramp to access the Macon County Historical Society Museum!

$32,916 Grant provided to Macon County for a sewer project at the Macon County Park!


Fall Classes scheduled for Central Methodist University’s satellite campus in Macon!

$10,000 Grant provided to the City of Macon to assist with the remodel costs of the new CMU/MACC campus facility.

4 Customized Training Projects –

Economy Products

POET Ethanol     


Ardent Outdoors 

Several applicants & signed proposals for EEZ tax credits and tax abatement!

ConAgra, Pear Tree Manufacturing Corp, Ardent Outdoors, Yutz Enterprises, Wyatt Enterprises

Third Annual 8th Grade Reception & Business Fair a great success!

Signed land purchase with OATS to construct new northeast regional corporate office in Macon’s Heartland Industrial Park!  Construction to begin Spring 2011 

Kicked off a Buy Local Campaign for Macon County utilizing “The 3/50 Project” created by Cinda Baxter!

The four-lane expansion of Highway 36 was completed September 2010!!!  Ribbon cutting celebration held July 10, 2010 in Macon – another historic event for Macon County!

Worked together with the City of Macon and Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments to apply for a CDBG which would fund a $620,000.00 new road project.  The purpose of this road is to facilitate a business expansion, a business relocation and a new start-up business that will build on this road.  Nixon Industrial Blvd was approved for funding by Governor Jay Nixon August 2010!  The bids submitted for this project came in over allotted funding amount and therefore the landowners, City of Macon and Macon County Economic Development are partnering together to resolve the $80,067.00 overage.


Landfill Fee Grant Projects: 

City of Callao – Street Improvement Project

City of Macon – Nixon Industrial Boulevard Project

City of Macon – Sewer annexation feasibility study

Macon County – Recycling Totes for Macon Diversified Industries

Macon County – Street improvements

Landfill Fee Loan Projects:

Premier Vet

Pear Tree Mfg.

RTF Developers (Dollar General Project)


Samaritan Hospital Expansion

Macon Connection Young Professionals Network created


$620,000 Infrastructure grant awarded to build Nixon Industrial Boulevard


Landfill Fee Grant Projects: 

City of Macon – Downtown Improvement Project

City of Macon – Funding to support Eagle Scout Sidewalk Project

City of Macon – Child Development Center Expansion Project

Macon County – Generator for the Innovation Center

Macon County – Sewer line extension for the Saddle Club

Macon County – Surfaced road through the County Park

Landfill Fee Loan Projects:

Green Hills Mechanical

Shear Image

D’Zines by T

Horizon Credit Union new facility

New Macon Senior Center

Macon Fower Airport Expansion

New Tiger Country Realty office

5th Annual 8th Grade Business Fair and Reception



Landfill Fee Grant Projects: 

City of LaPlata– Restrooms for City Park

City of LaPlata – New parking lot and sidewalks at LaPlata Nursing Home

City of Atlanta – Security Cameras

Macon County – Infrastructure Grant for Loves Travel Center

Landfill Fee Loan Projects:

Premier Vet – second loan

D’Zines by T – second loan

Ole Beaumont

Claypoole Construction

Love’s Travel Center to open at Bevier Missouri

Heartland Industrial Park received “Certified Site” Designation

Pathways to Prosperity Project underway

Onshore Outsourcing grows to 139 employees




Landfill Fee Grant Projects: 

City of Bevier – Ballpark

City of Macon – Macon Ministries Food Distribution

City of Macon – Macon Public Library

City of New Cambria – Sidewalks

Landfill Fee Loan Projects:

Gun Grove – new shooting range

Shelmadine Auto Sales – new vehicles

Missouri Heart Center completion

Scheppers International purchases 33,000 sq. ft. Spec Building

Dollar General builds and opens new facility in LaPlata

New Urgent Care facility opens

MC Power builds solar farm in the Heartland Industrial Park

Macon County Courthouse Renovation and Jail Project approved

Missouri National Guard Training Site – 30,000 sq. ft. facility with $8M+ investment

Onshore Outsourcing purchases former MODOT complex

Buy Local First Macon County campaign kicked off

Come Home Scholarship program initiated

First Annual (Adult & Vets) Career Fair held in Macon County



Landfill Fee Grant Projects

City of Macon – Loch Haven parking lot and sidewalk

City of Macon – Macon County Historical Society Elevator

City of Bevier – Infrastructure

Donut Palace opens in Macon

My Uncle Thad’s BBQ opens in Macon

8th Annual 8th Grade Business Fair and Reception

Macon County Courthouse and Jail renovation work begins

Love’s Travel Center in Bevier hold grand opening

Missouri Extension Office moves into new location



Macon County Economic Development funds grant to Elmer for Community Center

Granuband adds playground tile company to current location

Macon hosts Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri)

Community Child Development Center expands facility

Compassus expands in Macon

Macon County Economic Development moves to new location

Security Finance expands business

Hudson Township to build new headquarters in Heartland Industrial Park

Three new businesses considering Macon for location

Red Cross Pharmacy expands to a new location in Total Family Health building

Customized training program: ConAgra 

Many new businesses open in Macon County:

            Cash Auction Services

            D&G Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC

            Chigger Creek

            Macon Family Health and Dental

            CA Shoush and Co.

            Dairy Queen

            Callao Logoworks LLC

            Callao Feed Store

            Ladybug Treasures

            7Seven Restaurant

            Beauty & Pain

            Totter’s Treasures

            Rustik Redos

            Skylight Fabric Structures

Inception of the Macon a Wish Tree


New or Expanded Businesses in Macon County

            Emerson Field Event Venue

            Haymakers Convenience Store

            Woodward Audiology Office at Samaritan Hospital

            Moberly Specialty Group

            Flat Branch Home Loans

            Dollar Tree

            First State Community Bank

            Pinnacle Fitness

            Koch General Store – November 2017

            Rudkin Motors

            Country French Café

            Whistle Stop Café

            Alvin Wreidt Small Engine Repair

            Weller Retirement Center

            State Farm Agency – Ryan Robuck



Landfill Fee Grant Projects

            City of Callao

            Bevier Homecoming Association

            Black Diamond Preservation Organization

            Community Child Development Center

            Macon County Ministries

Come Home Scholarship Awards – 2017-2018

            Zach Peterman

            Danielle Welch

            Julie Smothers

Creation of a Macon County visitors guide – Go Guide

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