- Kelsey and Marla Jefferies, Owners of Vintage 424 

BUILD Your Vision in The
Depot District

Downtown Moberly Community
Improvement District

Moberly's Depot District is an entrepreneur's dream. It’s the perfect mix of opportunity and vision to build your dream business. We have dedicated tens of thousands of dollars in this community investment district over the next 20 years. These funds are designated to help new businesses get started and thrive. We are actively improving infrastructure and ramping up our marketing to make this historic downtown district even more attractive than it already is to visitors and investors alike. It is the perfect balance of historic artistry, low cost of entry, and investment opportunity. We have a great mix of business already active in the depot district including residential development, retail, restaurant, tech and professional corporations in the Depot District. Market research indicates there are key business areas that have room for growth, just waiting for your business to start taking advantage of these opportunities. Moberly is the regional retail and entertainment hub for 10s of thousands of consumers, with tremendous potential. This website is full of plans, incentives, and vision. Look around and get inspired, or get in touch with one of our business experts to begin the dream business you’ve always wanted. The Depot District is your next stop for your dream.

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."" - Mark Zuckerberg

Future Concepts in the depot district

Economic Development
Incentive Programs

Entrepreneurial Homesteading

The City of Moberly owns a number of buildings within the Depot District that are waiting for the right entrepreneur with an innovative business plan that will move the Depot District to the next levels of lifestyle development. Imagine taking your idea from concept to reality with City provided subsidies and then once agreed to performance levels have been achieved, the building becomes yours. Homesteading in the 21st century. Rather than build a cabin in Alaska and work the land, you build a business and through sweat equity, determination and tenacity, you not only establish your business, but you own real estate. A dream? No a huge opportunity to get ahead. Call, Text, Email, Skype us…lets talk.

Rent to Buy Down
Program

Subsidizing private rental rates in downtown buildings to encourage new or expanded leasing.

Sales Tax Rebate
Program

Encouraging new private investment by making incremental increases in CID sales tax available to developers.

Property Tax Rebate
Program

Incenting private investment in Downtown properties by rebating CID property taxes to defray redevelopment costs.

Pitch Pool
Program

Gap financing for small businesses to promote entrepreneurship in Downtown Moberly.

Private Property Improvement
Grant Program

To assist property owners which exhibit building code violations to defray a portion of costs associated with remediation.

''An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.'' - Reid Hoffman

Things are Happening... 

Downtown Moberly Community Improvement District

The concept for the downtown District is very simple:  Establish a lifestyle area with a focus on exceptional retail, culinary experiences and diverse cultural attractions that attracts downtown businesses, residents and visitors. Delivering a small town community persona within the context of big city amenities that is safe, affordable and open minded.   Sounds perfect? We are painting the picture now at the ground level. It is rather rare that one can be a part of a start up concept that builds upon what is important to people today and in the future. Tell us your dreams.

Take a Stroll through the Depot District

Moberly Area Economic Development

115 North Williams, PO Box 549

Moberly, Missouri, 65270

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info@moberly-edc.com

660-263-8811

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