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“No traffic jams!” one proclaimed about the benefits of living and working in the county seat of Richmond, Mo. However, our central location to major highways and easy access for commuters and markets in Kansas City, or for work and shoppers to come to Richmond make it a clear choice!

The city of Richmond, with population close to 6,000, boasts some of the best businesses in the Kansas City Region. The county area of 23,000 strong also strengthens both the labor pool and the customer base — making it a place to be for your business, whether you are starting out or looking to expand.

These top employers have found Richmond a rich resource of talent:

Henkel Corp employs more than 408 people, many who live in Richmond and others who commute to Richmond from surrounding cities and counties. Henkel is on the Forbes Top 500 places to Work in America. Henkel states, “Henkel looks after the interest of its customers and community as it aims to reduce the amount of waste material and energy it uses. We create value for our consumers, the communities where we operate and Henkel as a whole, while reducing our environmental footprint.”

Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 197-bed long-term health facility with dual certification for Medicare and Medicaid employing more than 200. They provide a wide range of services, including hospice.

Oak Pointe, Richmond’s new assisted living community, hires for a wide variety of staff, who provide the residents a great life as they Make it Richmond. These facilities also bring a need for other services, not just for their clientele, but also for their families and friends.

Ray County Hospital, employing more than 150, is an award-winning Critical Access Care Facility with both in-patient and extensive outpatient services. The Hospital continues to upgrade every single aspect of the facility, including a new addition that updates the emergency, lab, and outpatient area. Our proximity to Kansas City allows many specialists to come regularly to our hospital as well. Doctors, Ray County Home Health, and a Dialysis center also provide additional jobs in the medical service field. Animal health is also tended by three veterinary clinics that serve our agricultural base as well as small family pets.

Richmond Public Schools are serving the communities of Camden, Henrietta, Knoxville, Millville, Rayville and Richmond, Mo., and continue to be one of our key employers.

• Governmental organizations include the City of Richmond as well as Ray County, all with offices in our city and with services centralized there. Many other public services are also Richmond employers.

Entrepreneurs welcome! There is a place in Richmond to work or to start your business! We have buildings, land for development, internet services, good highways, possible tax incentives, and helpful, welcoming hands. Retail, services, professional, and manufacturing are all needed and welcome!

Many more longtime and new businesses of all sizes invite you to consider working in our       town. Come and check out our town, talk to city officials and the Chamber of Commerce who are eager to assist, and let us help you see if Richmond is a place for you to begin to fulfill your dream!

Why not “MAKE IT RICHMOND?”