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Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council Commissions Workforce Study

The Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council recently retained the Growth Services Group (GSG), a national workforce intelligence and consulting firm, to conduct a Labor Commuting Certification for the community. The Labor Commuting Certification provides a quick overview of the ComNortheast Missouri Economic Development Council Commissions Workforce Studymuting Worker Flows and the sources, destinations and characteristics for Hannibal/Marion and Ralls County, Missouri.

The primary goal for the report is to assist the Hannibal area and the larger labor market and to communicate Live/Work information clearly and effectively through graphical means and address the ongoing development and workforce needs of the area employers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. The focus is to show the Hannibal area as a leading labor magnet in the 60-mile radius and to identify the sources, destinations and characteristics of the workforce and where they live and work.

The availability, skills, talents and education of an area’s workforce is becoming more and more a community’s most important asset for economic activity. This profile is about measuring and quantifying workforce availability in a laborshed from which the employment center draws its commuting workers, with data drawn from the US Census.

The Report is used to assist local major employers as well as those looking to make new investment in the region by providing a clear understanding of the availability of skilled labor in the laborshed. An important first step in identifying local labor markets is to examine the commuting patterns of individuals who live or work in an area.

The Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council (NEMO EDC) is a 501c6 corporation established to provide economic development services for the Hannibal region, which includes Marion and northern Ralls Counties, and the cities therein. NEMO EDC is a Public/Private membership organization consisting of public partners including the City of Hannibal, Marion County Commission, Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, Hannibal Board of Public Works, and Hannibal Industrial Development Authority as well as small and large private companies in the region who are committed to growing the region’s prosperity. For more information on the organization visit their website at

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