Maryville native hired as NCED Economic Developer

The Nodaway County Economic Development (NCED) Board announced Maryville native Josh McKim has accepted an offer to serve as economic development director.

McKim will begin full-time January 6, 2014.

McKim comes to NCED with a background in local government, recently serving as executive director of economic development for the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater, OK. Prior to that, McKim spent three years as the acting marketing manager for the Oklahoma Technology and Research Park. In both instances, McKim led coordinated efforts to support the business community with expansions, relocations and establishing new markets through the use of federal, state and local resources.

McKim grew up in Maryville, attending Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a bachelor of arts in 2000 and receiving his master of science from Oklahoma State University in 2004.

“We are thrilled to have McKim join our team,” says Beth Hawkins, NCED chairman. “His passion for our communities combined with his business, industry and marketing skills are a great fit for marketing our county and for serving as a liaison to our industry and business partners.”

McKim will replace Lee Langerock, who took a development position with the Independence Economic Development Council, Independence.

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