Moscow Mills, Mo. - Julie Rodgers, executive director for Lincoln County Economic Development, visited Moscow Mills City Hall on July 12 at its monthly meeting. 

She showed up to explain to the board the plans for more aggressive industrial development. 

“Cuivre River, who serves most of your area here, has been super aggressive lately on wanting to be a bigger player in economic development,” Rodgers said. 

She will be meeting with Cuivre River to identify properties in the Moscow Mills community that are great opportunities for industrial growth.

Rodgers said that Cuivre River wants to bring a drone in and get some footage of the properties. Other aspects it will be focusing on is water and sewer capacity and zoning as well as talking to property owners.

Rodgers said if it continues with this plan, Lincoln County can be more competitive when projects are coming in from the state. 

“These big companies now are chasing young talent,” Rodgers said. 

“Everyone is chasing the young skill talent because a lot of us are getting ready to retire.” 

Any town or city that is doing its best to draw young talent, is getting a better opportunity for industrial growth. 

“I give reports to the commissioners every two weeks,” Rogers said. 

“I go around and talk about all the projects we have going on.”

She handed out a report to the board that showed a variety of projects planned for Lincoln County. 

Rodgers stated that she meets with the Moscow Mills Mayor, Patrick Flannigan, regularly to discuss the economic development of the city. 

“[Having] hiking and biking trails [maybe] having a county-wide trail system, [will attract] people of all ages,” said Rodgers.

Rodgers said that the one project that is missing is a recreation center in Lincoln County.

“For our kids, for our seniors, for anybody that just wants a place to go.”

Rodgers has a survey going around Lincoln County. She is asking the Moscow Mills community to get the survey out. 

The survey asks the community what economic development is missing in Lincoln County.