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Sikeston Area Economic Development Corporation

Mike Marshall announced he will retire as President, and CEO of the Sikeston Regional Chamber and Area Economic Development, Corp.


“Our community has really come together around the Chamber, and they believe in our economic development efforts, said former mayor Steven Burch. "This is in large part due to the relationships, the structure, and the team that Mike was able to build. The impact of what Mike has accomplished is going to be felt in our community for many years to come, and for that I am very grateful."

See full retirement announcement here.


“The Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce and Area Economic Development Board will begin recruiting a new President and CEO in March and are looking for a strong leader to continue Sikeston’s economic growth momentum,” said Heather Couch, chairman of the Sikeston Area Economic Development Corporation's Board of Directors.

The Sikeston Community

Sikeston, Missouri has road, river, runway and rail for business and industry looking to grow, develop, or relocate. Sikeston is strategically located at the northern most point of the Mississippi Delta in Southeast Missouri.

  • 150 miles from Memphis or St. Louis
  • Two miles from Interstates 55 and 57
  • Along designated future Interstate 57
  • A Missouri Certified Site
  • An industrial site located in a federally-designated zone
  • 22 miles from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers


Sikeston In the News

The Alubar group, a Brazilian-based manufacturer, has acquired the rod mill which was once part of the Noranda Aluminum Plant complex in the St. Jude Industrial Park. Earlier this year, the plant, now known as Alubar Metals Missouri, began production of aluminum rods used in the manufacture of aluminum wires and cables.

Click here for full story.

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Sikeston Municipal Memorial Airport is an asset for economic development

Sikeston Municipal Airport

Tetra Pak in Sikeston receives funding through Missouri One Start.

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Future I57 Road Improvements

See proposed road improvements to the south end of Sikeston here. Call (573) 471-2498 or email to learn more about the "Future I57 Project".

Progress with Partnership

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The Sikeston Area Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) recently launched the Progress with Partnership initiative to recruit and retain the best businesses and industry for the Sikeston region. The SAEDC announced its strategic goals and its intention to focus on what makes Sikeston an ideal location for retail, industry and development. Please click here for partnership opportunities. For more information on Progress with Partnership contact Mike Marshall, CEO (573) 471-2498 or

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