Community representatives from all over the area gathered in Carrollton on Friday to learn about economic development.  Jeanine Rann, with the Missouri Main Street Connection, was one of the people who gave a presentation.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Rann:

Jeanine Rann

She believes the downtown is the heart and soul and soul of a community, and a lack of methodology is the biggest challenge many areas face when revitalizing.

Higginsville Mayor Bill Kolas said their town has been working on infrastructure problems.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Kolas:

Bill Kolas

Marshall City Administrator Connie Latimer said she was glad to learn about some of the programs available.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Latimer:

Connie Latimer

Richmond City Adminstrator Ron Brohammer said, for a five-year goal,  he would like to see more businesses in their downtown.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Brohammer:

Ron Brohammer

Representatives from the Missouri Main Street Connection, the Department of Economic Development, and the Missouri Develpment Finance Board gave presentations at the event.  The event was hosted by Senator David Pearce, who hopes to enhance and promote small towns in the 21st District.