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Welcome to Mercer County, Missouri

Located in Northwest Missouri at about the halfway point between Kansas City and Des Moines and surrounded by rolling hills and river bottoms and lush with forest, farms and outdoor recreation, Mercer County, Missouri is as far north in Missouri without invading Iowa as you can get. 

Mercer County offers wildlife conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to observe and enjoy the healthy array of north American animals and birds prolific to the area. With five conservation areas within the county, and state parks and beautiful lakes within a twenty-five minute drive, Mercer County visitors appreciate our wholesome, rural, small-town quality of life. 

Covering over 453 square miles, Mercer County celebrates our agricultural heritage, which remains the primary industry. Growing industries include Information and Technology, Transportation, and Healthcare services.


We love small business! Approximately 88% of Mercer County businesses have under 19 employees. Thanks to excellent fiber connectivity, Mercer County has the infrastructure and interest to support emerging entrepreneurs and work-from-anywhere companies. 


In 2020, the group formed a 501 c 3 not for profit organization for the expressed purpose of aiding, assisting, and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing, business creation, and improving the general well-being toward community revitalization and economic development.  


Mercer County Area Development Corporation (MCAD) is committed to revitalizing their community and helping small businesses start, sustain, and succeed.   

Latest News 
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MCAD offers Business Loans 

Qualified Mercer County Business may now apply for two different types of loans to help purchase business equipment and to revitalize storefront facades. Interest rates are currently 0%. 

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Wright Memorial Supports Community Economic Development

MCAD and CEO of St Luke's Critical Access Region join together to celebrate Wright Memorial's contribution to MCAD and investment in Mercer County community development. 


USDA Rural Development selects MCAD for two business development grants. 

MCAD will soon be developing local Mercer County small business services including the creation of a revolving loan fund and business education.  MCAD also received a grant to study food accessibility in the County. 

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Sidewalk Completes Community Connect Project

Volunteers jumped into the (concrete) mud to help complete a sidewalk that connects Mercer schools to the Mercer downtown community.  

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Princeton- Top 20 US Work-from-Home Community 


High-speed connectivity, average home prices, and community safety and amenities land Princeton, Missouri as one of the Top 20 Work-from-Home Communities for 2021, according to PC Magazine Digital. 

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