Mehaffy leaving HREDC

HANNIBAL, Mo. — After nearly four years leading the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council (HREDC), Corey Mehaffy is taking a new job in the private sector. The HREDC made the announcement in a press release Wednesday morning. “Corey not only breathed life into our organization, but he built HREDC into a nationally recognized economic development…

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Koontz Properties to build 52-unit multi-family development at intersection of Stardust, Munger in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Koontz Properties of Quincy, Ill., recently broke ground on a multi-family development called Vista Way Apartments near the intersection of Stardust and Munger. Corey Mehaffy, executive director of the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council, said the project will have a 52 units to be completed in multiple phases. Each unit will have…

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Hannibal Industrial Development Company seeks investors

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Corey Mehaffy, executive director of the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council, recently announced that HOMEBANK is the latest organization to buy stock in the Hannibal Industrial Development Company. Established in 1952, the HIDC Revolving Loan Fund is designed to provide gap financing to new or expanding businesses, which will induce participation from…

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Variety of grant, technical assistance and revitalization programs related to brownfields to be discussed at HREDC event Sept. 15

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Regional Port Authority, Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council and the Small Business Development Center at the HREDC will be the hosts of a Northeast Missouri Brownfields event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in the community room in the lower level of HomeBank, 3817 McMasters Ave. Corey Mehaffy,…

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Ask MRN: What is that sign in West Quincy about the Hannibal Regional Port Authority all about?

Dear Muddy River News, There’s a new sign in West Quincy about a Port of Hannibal installation that will be built right near the old bridge. We wonder if you might do a story about what that is. The Missouri Department of Transportation approved funding in April for the Marion/Ralls Regional Port Authority, also doing…

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Franke back at Hannibal City Council; presses on with legislative issues

Franke wants the city’s Human Resources Counsel to conduct exit interviews with city employees in perpetuity until/if Hannibal hires a dedicated HR Administrator. Franke said using an independent 3rd party to conduct exit interviews assures unbiased anonymity and that appropriate information will reach City Council as needed. Additionally, outsourcing this service will reduce the work burden internally allowing staff to concentrate on their areas of expertise.  

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CEO chapter coming to Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council with Riedel Foundation grant

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Riedel Foundation is teaming up to help educate and train future leaders in business by awarding a $17,500 grant to help establish a Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Chapter at the Hannibal Career and Technical Center. The Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council applied for the grant. It is partnering with the Hannibal Public…

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MRN THIS WEEK: Corey Mehaffy

MRN Editor David Adam talks with Corey Mehaffy of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council. As president of the NEMO EDC, Mehaffy is responsible for all economic development efforts including business retention and expansion, business attraction and entrepreneurship for Hannibal, Marion County and Ralls County.

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Doyle Equipment spending $5 million to expand operations in Palmyra, creating 50 full-time jobs

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Doyle Equipment Manufacturing and Riverview Manufacturing, worldwide leaders in manufacturing dry fertilizer handling equipment, are expanding operations in Palmyra, Mo.  The project will include an additional 80,000 square feet of production space, a capital investment of more than $5 million and the creation of 50 new full-time positions ranging from production assembly,…

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