Carthage Economic Development Corporation

The Carthage Economic Development Corporation helps businesses looking to startup or expand in Carthage, Missouri.


The Carthage Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development organization for the City of Carthage, Missouri. For any business looking to get started or expand into Carthage, the CEDC is happy to provide business consulting services at no charge to the business. Depending on the type of business, and number of jobs being created, the CEDC can also help understand and apply for any potential incentives to support the business expansion efforts. In addition to for-profit business offerings, the CEDC can provide grant-writing services for Carthage area not-for-profit organizations, whether it’s a local grant or highly competitive nationwide offering.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Grant Provider

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning

Human Resources

  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training


  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Jeff Meredith
627 W. Centennial Ave
Carthage, MO 64836