Learn More About the Centralia, Missouri Region!

Mission Statement   Vision Statement

The mission of the Centralia Regional Economic Development Corporation Incorporated (CREDI) is to improve the quality of life, promote economic development, and cultivate sustainable growth for the Centralia, MO Region.

 

The Centralia, MO area will continue to develop as a Leading Rural Family Oriented Community, promoting a business friendly environment, supported by a relevant educated work force capable of responsible economic growth.

 

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The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Join CREDI as we start the conversation about Centralia’s future.

 

What do we want?
What do we need?
What do we have?

 

Others before us have shaped our community and now it is our turn to keep 

Centralia moving forward. We need your thoughts, your ideas, your experience and 

your influence at this open forum to listen, ask question and contribute to the 

conversation. 

 

We have to begin somewhere.

 

Join us at the Starting Line.

June 25th - Centralia Golf & Social Club

Fireside Room
4:30 - Social
5:15 - Presentation

 

Welcome to the CREDI website.

Centralia, MO Welcome sign

Welcome to the official Centralia Regional Economic Development Inc. (CREDI) website for Centralia, MO. 

CREDI was formed by a group of community leaders to promote economic development and maintain Centralia Missouri's steady growth.  CREDI continues to host community events that promote awareness about local businesses as well as events that provide knowledge and tools to help local businesses succeed.  Check our Calendar for a full listing of events.  

Our website includes information about the "Live Centralia" program.   A program offering new employees in Centralia, Missouri a tour of Centralia and what it offers a community.  Use the search box above to search for events, minutes, and agendas.

Please be patient as our website is under construction.  We are constantly updating content.

Charles Holland speaks to CREDI about "Social Media in Business".

Charles answers questions about how social media can promote business.

Charles Holland, a Business Development Specialist at University of Missouri Extension, came to the July CREDI meeting to discuss social media in business.  Charles started out the meeting discussing how social media has started to change the way businesses communicate with their customers.  Social media can be utilized to educate and reassure costumers about products and services. 

 

 

Charles then moved into the demographics of social media.  

"Peer networks are trusted."  

Consumers are starting to trust advertisements less and peer recomendation more.  Only 14% of consumers trust advertisements and 78% trust peer reviews.  

 

Charles recommended that everyone watch the video below "Social Media Revolution":

 

This is the 2012 version:

 

There are several different social media pages. How do you know which one to use?  Charles showed a slide that explains the context of each site.

 

 

 

 

The last topic that Charles discussed is "Points of Interest".  If you've ever gone to Google maps or used your GPS to search for a restaurant you've used points of interest.  Charles really stresses that everyone go to Google places and register their business as a point of interest.  People are now using the internet to search for products and services instead of the yellow pages.  

 

 

 

Charles wraps up the presentation leaving the group with some key things to remember.

 

 

Charles is one of many speakers CREDI has had at their monthly meetings.  This article only covers pieces of what he spoke about.  We encourage the community to come to our meetings. They are fully open to the public at no cost.  Check our facebook page events for upcoming events and meetings.

 

Welcome to the CREDI website.

Centralia, MO Welcome sign

Welcome to the official Centralia Regional Economic Development Inc. (CREDI) website for Centralia, MO. 

CREDI was formed by a group of community leaders to promote economic development and maintain Centralia Missouri's steady growth.  CREDI continues to host community events that promote awareness about local businesses as well as events that provide knowledge and tools to help local businesses succeed.  Check our Calendar for a full listing of events.  

Our website includes information about the "Live Centralia" program.   A program offering new employees in Centralia, Missouri a tour of Centralia and what it offers a community.  Use the search box above to search for events, minutes, and agendas.

Please be patient as our website is under construction.  We are constantly updating content.

Celebrate Centralia ~ Planting Seeds, Fundraising Event

Celebrate Centralia, Planting Seeds ~ CREDI Fundraiser

Join us as we Celebrate Centralia on January 23!

Celebrate Centralia ~ Planting Seeds, Fundraising Event

The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Join CREDI as we start the conversation about Centralia’s future.

 

What do we want?
What do we need?
What do we have?

 

Others before us have shaped our community and now it is our turn to keep 

Centralia moving forward. We need your thoughts, your ideas, your experience and 

your influence at this open forum to listen, ask question and contribute to the 

conversation. 

 

We have to begin somewhere.

 

Join us at the Starting Line.

June 25th - Centralia Golf & Social Club

Fireside Room
4:30 - Social
5:15 - Presentation

 

March 24, 2015

CREDI
Board Minutes
March 24, 2015
 
Board members in attendance: Gabe Martinez, Don Bormann, Damon Reynolds
Absent: Dave Wilkins, Lorry Myers, Emily Curtis, Matt Smith
Also Present: Mayor Tim Grenke and John Baker
 
Call to Order:Meeting called to order at 6:38p.m. by President Martinez

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