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The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to economic development in Randolph County, Monroe County, Howard County and Moberly Missouri. We also promote Missouri economic development efforts state wide

Randolph County

Randolph County


Moberly became known as “The Magic City”, springing form the prairie in the late 1800’s as the railroad moved west. Today, the Norfolk/Southern line remains a large part of Moberly’s business climate, running from Kansas City, Chicago, and St. Louis through the Moberly yards. Moberly, the largest city in Randolph County, is located near the center of the state, almost equally distanced between Kansas City and St. Louis. Four-lane US Highway 63 runs from the Iowa border south through Columbia allowing easy access to Interstate 70 and four lane US Highway 36 creating the competitive advantage for Moberly’s businesses allowing for just-in-time delivery to the entire nation. Moberly currently has building space as well shovel-ready sites available for new or expanding industry.

Randolph County Quick Facts


Founded: 1829
Land Size: 482 Square Miles
Cities: Moberly, Huntsville, Higbee, Cairo, Clark, Jacksonville, Renick, Clifton Hill
Population: 25,414
Cost of Living Index: 78.1%

Employment Information:
County Workforce: 11,944
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Major Employers: Orscheln Industries, Wal-Mart D.C., DURA Automotive, Wilson Trailer, Mack Pro, Mid-Am Building Supply, GE Capital, Fifth Gear, Leaf Financial, Everlast, Goodyear, Cardinal Health, PEPCO, World Wide Recycling Equipment, Vest-Fiber, Finspeed

Median Household Income
: $33,980
County Average Wage: $31,592

People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
Black (7.0%)
Two or more races (1.3%)
Hispanic (1.1%)
American Indian (1.1%)

Randolph County Quality of Life


School Data: Moberly Area Community College, Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Area Technical Center, Strong High Schools and Elementary Schools

Recreation Opportunities: Multiple conservation areas, Lewis & Clark Trail, public park systems, hunting and fishing opportunities, golfing, unique shops, great dining, historic sites, homes and buildings on the national historic registry, Wineries, YMCA, Athletic Complexes, Council on the Art's events, near to metropolitan areas

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