Small Business Development

City Government > Departments > Economic & Community Development > Economic Development > Small Business Development

When opening a small business in Kirksville, your first step will be to identify your resources and what they can assist you with! There are two resources that you should be familiar with, the first being the Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center (MREIC) and the second being us, the City of Kirksville! Each of these entities has a different purpose and will help with different steps throughout this process.

Kirksville is lucky to have a local Missouri Rural Enterprise Center housed at our Economic Development Alliance building! MREIC has an extremely helpful staff that is dedicated to helping your small business get started and succeed. You will work one-on-one with Anastasia Tiedemann, Small Business Counselor. She is here to help determine your needs and provide individualized services catered to you including your start-up paperwork, financing, marketing, and technology commercialization.

Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center
Anastasia Tiedemann
Small Business Counselor

Although MREIC can help you through many steps of the start-up process, certain steps you will work directly with us at the City of Kirksville. Proceed with Step 2 to become more familiar with City paperwork and requirements. As you work through each step, you will notice department specific contact information catered to each topic. We hope this will help provide you with the best reference point for your specific need. For general questions regarding Economic Development, contact Ashley W. Young, Assistant City Manager.

Economic Development Department
Ashley Young
Assistant City Manager




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