Shelby County Missouri

Caring Communities, Growing Together

A Note From Our Director

Hello, and welcome to Shelby County. Throughout our 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, tourism possibilities, and a growing potential in our highway visibility with Highway 36. I have lived my entire life in Shelby County as did my father, grandparents, and great-grandparents.  My children graduated from the same high school as I did and I wouldn’t want to live in any other place.  So, I want to see Shelby County continue to grow and thrive.

I am here as your Shelby County Economic Development Director  to serve everyone, regardless if you have lived here all your life or if you are just moving here. 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 (660) 415-5310.  Stop by the SCED office at 189 North Main in Bethel, MO where you will find me behind the turquoise door.  Please call prior to driving over because I may be out visiting businesses and I’d hate to miss you.  We can schedule a convenient time to just visit and/or talk business.  Whatever your needs–business, employment or tourism–we invite you to find out what makes Shelby County… “Caring Communities, Working Together”!

Thank you for your support.


Wendeline (Wendy) Brumbaugh

Director, Shelby County Economic Development


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