September 16, 2019

Hannibal, MO. – Corey Mehaffy, Executive Director of the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council (HREDC) announced today that HREDC and the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the date for the 2019 Workforce Summit in Hannibal. The event will be held on September 24 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at the Clover Road Christian Church located at 785 Clover Rd in Hannibal, MO.

The event is designed to engage area employers, educators and community leaders in discussions to address the changing skillsets needed within the area workforce. Mehaffy added, “It is incumbent upon us to engage in conversation to identify current skills gaps and collaborate with our workforce development partners to ensure our workforce has the skills to meet today’s demands.”

The event agenda includes presentations regarding the Missouri Registered Apprenticeship Program and Certified Work Ready Communities. In addition, attendees will participate in a roundtable discussion with area employers, educators and community leaders to address skills gaps and to help design curriculum to address the needs of our workforce.

In addition to the roundtable, this year’s summit will also include breakout sessions by sector to further identify workforce needs and training solutions. Breakout sessions include manufacturing/welding, automotive/transportation, customer service and healthcare.

Area employers, educators and economic development/workforce development stakeholders are encouraged to attend this event. To register, please email

HREDC works to promote financial investment in Hannibal, and Marion and Ralls Counties.  For more information on the organization, please visit their website at