Moberly among top micropolitan communities
MOBERLY, Mo. — According to Site Selection magazine, Moberly is one of America’s Top 100 Micropolitan Communities for 2014. The city joined Sedalia and West Plains as the only Missouri cities to make the list.
The United States Census Bureau defines a Micropolitan as a community with a population of at least 10,000 residents but less than 50,000 in total population. Each year Site Selection magazine, an industry leading publication ranks Micropolitan communities based upon the growth in their business community.
“This is acknowledgement of a lot of hard work by business leaders in the Moberly community” said Corey Mehaffy, President of Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation. “This is not the first time the community has been recognized in this way. Decision makers from all over the county are learning that the MAEDC Region is a great place for their business investments.”
To be considered as one of the top 100 communities in the nation a community must have a business project that involves a minimum $1 million of new capital investment, create 20 or more new full-time jobs or have an expansion of at least 20,000 square feet of new construction. In 2014, Moberly had two business projects that met or exceeded those requirements.
The recent expansion at Mid-Am Building Supply along with the announcement in April 2014 that GAF will construct a new manufacturing facility landed Moberly on the list in a tie for 74th place.
Source: Moberly EDC