March 10, 2019

Hannibal, MO – Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council (NEMO EDC) announced today that the Board of Directors and staff wholeheartedly endorse the no-increase property tax initiative of the Hannibal School District #60 known as Proposition C.A.R.E. If approved by voters, Prop C.A.R.E. will allow the Hannibal School District to make $14.5 million in renovations and improvements that will include every building in the district.

According to NEMO EDC Executive Director, Corey Mehaffy, the relationship between his organization and the Hannibal Public Schools is vital for economic development. Mehaffy added, “It is critical in today’s global economy that our students have access to the latest technologies and learning opportunities and that we provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students to apply themselves. Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce which is the lifeblood of our businesses in the area. This is one reason why NEMO EDC fully endorses this initiative to improve the quality of our facilities in the community.”

The Prop C.A.R.E. initiative will provide the necessary funding to upgrade lighting and controls integration district-wide. Additional items include improvements to the Hannibal High School, Hannibal Career and Technical Center, Korf Gymnasium and the Hannibal Middle School. In addition, the scope of work will include improvements to plumbing, windows and upgrades to HVAC and electrical systems to increase efficiencies and save the district operating funds moving forward. Additional information on the scope of work can be found at

NEMO EDC Board President, Hal Benedict, added, “The continued education of our students is important for their career path as well as our ability to develop the next generation of our workforce. It is incumbent upon us to provide the best learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment.”

Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council works to promote financial investment in Hannibal; and Marion and Ralls Counties. For more information on the organization, please visit their website at