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NEMO EDC’s new executive director making positive first impression

Corey Mehaffy

Corey Mehaffy has been on the job for less than a month as the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council’s executive director, but he’s already making a positive impression.

“So far, I have been very impressed with his progress,” said Heath Hall, general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW), during the Jan. 21 HBPW Board meeting. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to quickly elevate what the NEMO EDC has been for us. I’m excited about that.”

The head of the HBPW, which contributes $60,000 a year to the NEMO EDC, is not alone in his enthusiasm for Mehaffy, who started his new job in Hannibal on Jan. 2.

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“The city of Hannibal is very excited about the future of economic development,” said Hannibal Mayor James Hark when Mehaffy was hired in early December. “Corey brings a very strong portfolio and a demonstrated performance record which meet the objectives and goals of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council.”

Hal Benedict, president of the NEMO EDC and chairman of the search committee, is also upbeat.

“Corey’s experience and connections throughout the country have brought many projects to central Missouri,” he said. “The board is impressed with Corey’s development of entrepreneurial programs and building relationships with existing companies.”

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