Our goal in Economic and Community Development is to create an environment conducive to both business and residential activity. With our rural setting, Kirksville is not only grounded by the agriculture industry, but also proud to be the home of three major educational institutions, Truman State University, A.T. Still University and ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health. The value placed on education in Kirksville, shows our residents commitment to community growth.
Let our department help you navigate the logistics of City requirements and codes, including linking you to the best resources, identifying the best site location, and educating you on the available incentives.
The City of Kirksville is primed for new development, expanding the municipal tax base and creating new jobs. Our staff in Economic and Community Development is actively responding to growth and development changes within our local economy and are equipped to help with your next business development venture. We work hand in hand not only with the Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. (K-REDI), but also the Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center (MREIC).
The smart choice for development is Kirksville! Not only because you get to work with our professional and motivated staff but also Kirksville can offer a central location within the United States with low overhead, an abundant and qualified work-force, strong ties to education, as well as plenty of room and resources to grow and nurture your business.
Our mission concerning Community Development is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Kirksville. Our Parks & Recreation Department spends countless hours planning, executing and even partnering with other community organizations to ensure there is always something amazing to do in Kirksville! Visit their website to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Beyond community events, Community Development works to facilitate programs that help those in need with home improvements, home demolition, and fair housing.
The City of Kirksville is dedicated to always improving the community we call home. This is achieved through actively searching for community improvement grants, new government programs, and providing community opportunities.
Community Development Quick Links
201 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashley W. Young, Assistant City Manager