Sedalia is Growing Business!
The City of Sedalia and its economic development partners celebrate success as we strengthen west-central Missouri’s regional retail center and employment base. With over $350 million in new construction since 2006 and this year’s addition of over $250 million in new industry construction , Sedalia is committed to adding your business to our success story. Our longstanding mission to facilitate the ease of opening and sustaining your business in Sedalia begins with your first call to the area.
Sedalia/Pettis County is the regional retail hub for the West Central Region of Missouri consisting of 13 counties. The Sedalia Micropolitan Statistical Area boasts over 42,225 residents with a population of 21,568 in the city’s boundaries. The population of the Pettis County Labor Basin is 256,187 individuals.
The top industries are retail trade, farming, construction, food services and federal/military. In 2015, Pettis County led the region in taxable sales total revenue with over $630 million in sales. This figure is 25% of the total of West Central Region retail sales and it surpasses the next highest neighboring county's sales by more than $171 million.
Our seamless process, friendly to entrepreneurs and corporations alike, is comprised of our Community Development, Economic Development, and Downtown Development offices. This team is in place to answer all needs in an efficient, fast and practical method. Any business barrier is quickly assessed and overcome through collaborative assessment and decision-making. The City’s one-stop shop process for licensing and permits is an often-cited model used by other area communities as an example of best practices in streamlining government processes for business development.
Our City's economic and industrial development efforts are led by the Economic Development Sedalia Pettis county. EDSPC’s focus is the retention, expansion and recruitment of companies within our targeted industries including manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, logistics, headquarters, green energy and technology. With over 70 manufacturing and industrial-related businesses, Sedalia serves as hub of commerce for the greater region. Within the past 10 years, Economic Development has assisted 58 companies build new and expanded facilities resulting in $615 million of capital investment and 2,332 new jobs with a total new annual payroll of nearly $103 Million. During a time when most communities saw a decline in businesses due to the recession, Sedalia and Pettis County continued to move forward thanks to a proactive economic development approach.
Our Downtown National Historic District is quickly redeveloping a residential focus spurred by over $24 million in private investment , leveraged by over $7 million in public investment in infrastructure. This strategy has caught the attention of national retailers who are locating in the downtown area where residential demand for retail offerings is increasing.
Join Sedalia as we build on success in strengthening our regional market center. Our strategic location, 60 miles from the Kansas City metro, 60 miles from the state capital, Jefferson City, and at the crossroads of US Highways 50 and 65 provides your company with efficient access to the interstate road system while maintaining a quiet, rural facade. Traffic through the city includes a large tourism population traveling to and from the Lake of the Ozarks and other southern Missouri destinations.
For more information on how Sedalia answers your retail demand requirements and how our development team can work for you, contact John Simmons, Community Development Director, at 660-827-3000, ext. 1115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Development – John Simmons – 660-827-3000, ext. 1115
Building Department – Thomas Mayes – 660-827-3000, ext. 1116
Code Enforcement – Jamie Bethel – 660-827-3000, ext. 1119
Economic Development – Jessica Craig – 660-827-0884
Downtown Development – Meg Liston – 660-827-7388