Shelby County Missouri

Caring Communities, Growing Together

A Note From Our Director

Hello, and welcome to Shelby County! From Cherry Box to Clarence, Heartland to Hunnewell and throughout our2013-12-02 12.46.21 county, you will find family values, a strong work ethic, a rich history through places like the Bethel Colony, a vibrant agricultural heritage, a well-established educational system in the North and South Shelby school districts, and a growing potential in our highway visibility with the new 4-lane US 36 (CKC Expressway). I myself was raised in Clarence, graduated from South Shelby High School in 1982, and left to attend college and pursue a 28-year career in radio. Now that I am out of the trenches, I have returned to help the citizens of Shelby County grow business.

If you are new to Shelby County, or if you grew up here and would be interested in returning to our county, we here at Shelby County Economic Development are here to serve you. Please take a moment to browse our site, meet our board members, view potential building sites and available buildings, check out our Events Calendar, and email if you have any questions. My email address is, and my office phone is (573) 822-9651. You can also stop by the SCED office in the Lillard’s Insurance Agency building at 204 N. Center in Shelbina; my usual office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you need assistance and I am not in the office, please call. If I am, come in, sit down and have some coffee or sweet tea with me and let’s talk business.  You can also feel free to pick up a 2017 Missouri Travel Guide, Mark Twain Lake Vacation Guide or Missouri Highway 36 Visitor’s Guide.  Whatever your needs–business, employment or tourism–we invite you to find out what makes Shelby County… “Caring Communities, Working Together”!

Thanks for stopping by!


Troy E. Renner

Director, Shelby County Economic Development


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