The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation was one of many organizations that led the effort to bring Mamtek to Randolph County, a deal that was signed in 72 days and collapsed within 14 months.  However, the botched plans haven’t slowed MAEDC. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Vice President David Gaines:

David Gaines

Gaines said they’re not dwelling on the failures.  “The process that we go through in terms of talking to companies, both local companies that are trying to expand and trying to attract new business investments from companies outside the area, is usually a lengthy process.  Just because of the difficulties with the Mamtek process, the things that we were working on and the things that we were doing never stopped.”

MAEDC announced earlier this month that an agriculture-based business will establish its manufacturing operations in Salisbury.  Gaines said J.C. Solutions is a good fit.  “Our partners at the Missouri Department of Economic Development had ongoing conversations for quite some time about trying to bring [J.C. Solutions] into central Missouri to do business.  We are tickled pink that they’ve chosen Salisbury to build their new operations.”

He said economic development incentives were used to entice the new company to set up shop in Salisbury, but the management team at J.C. Solutions made the decision not to accept any offer of incentives and do it by “pulling up on their own bootstraps.”

Gaines says the project will include a capital investment of about $1.25 – $1.5 million dollars and it’s expected to create “dozens of local jobs.” J.C. Solutions is expected to begin hiring employees in the coming months.