Kaysinger serves seven counties – Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, St. Clair, and Vernon – in west central Missouri. Located within these counties are 50 cities, towns, and villages, with a total population of 112,950 (2010 US Census). Kaysinger is a large and diverse rural region. The seven counties have a total area of 4,785 square miles with four beautiful lakes.
The area is situated amid fertile farm ground, which helps supply key industries engaged in diverse enterprises, ranging from agriculture to manufacturing. The region is crisscrossed with a network of highways and railways providing efficient distribution. The labor force in the region’s communities is exemplified by a “can do” work ethic that derives naturally from a place with agrarian roots. Quality of life is prized here, and people enjoy a balanced life resulting from the low cost of living, quality schools, safe neighborhoods, and abundant outdoor recreation
Bates County: Adrian, Amoret, Amsterdam, Butler, Foster, Hume, Merwin, Passaic, Rich Hill, Rockville
Benton County: Cole Camp, Ionia, Lincoln, Warsaw
Cedar County: El Dorado Springs, Jerico Springs, Stockton, Umber View Heights
Henry County: Blairstown, Brownington, Calhoun, Clinton, Deepwater, Montrose, Tightwad, Urich, Windsor
Hickory County: Cross Timbers, Hermitage, Preston, Weaubleau, Wheatland
St. Clair County: Appleton City, Collins, Lowry City, Osceola, Roscoe, Vista
Vernon County: Bronaugh, Deerfield, Harwood, Nevada, Metz, Milo, Moundville, Richards, Schell City, Sheldon, Stotesbury, Walker
Regional Planning Commissions throughout the state are working more collaboratively and efficiently due to scarce resources. Coordinated statewide efforts are becoming more prevalent. Missouri benefits from these coordinated efforts that provide communities with more resources and tools to respond to growth pressures and creatively implement community visions.
Kaysinger organizes partners and coordinates planning efforts on a wide range of important issues in our rural communities. Our goal is to provide practical guidance, technical expertise, and other resources to enable communities to sustain or attain a way of life that is equitable, healthy, an sustainable.
Contact us today to see how we can assist you and your community.
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