Economic Development Department
Assistant City Manager
Kirksville is the perfect location for your next commercial development project. Founded in 1842, as the county seat for Adair County, Kirksville serves as the center for the region’s business, industry, retail, health care, education and recreation. In addition, hundreds of people from surrounding communities come to Kirksville for work, shopping, education and recreation. We can’t wait for you to benefit from our low tax rates, strong workforce, and abundance of economic resources.
Ashley Young, Assistant City Manager, is here to assist you through the process! We have provided a quick step-by-step guide to give you a better understanding of the things the City of Kirksville requires and hope it can be a useful as a quick reference for your questions. Although this guide is here as a quick reference, the City understands commercial development can often have specialized needs. Ashley Young is eager to work with you personally to establish how the City can accommodate your needs.
The City of Kirksville is not only familiar with, but also encourages new businesses to take full advantage of programs through Missouri Works. Besides Missouri Works, we offer several incentives at a local level, these can be found on our Economic Development Incentives webpage.
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