Shelby County Missouri

Caring Communities, Growing Together

From the Director

Hello, and welcome to Shelby County!  From Cherry Box to Clarence, Heartland to Hunnewell and all points in between, you’ll find Shelby County, Missouri is a great place to visit anytime, for any reason:  unique shopping, casual dining, hunting, fishing, camping, and a whole lot more.  Every summer our county is home to great festivals like the Shelby County Fair, Farmer’s Day and Northeast Missouri Old Threshers in Shelbina, the Old Settlers Reunion in Shelbyville, Youth Fiddle Camp & Festival in Bethel, and the Clarence and Hunnewell Homecomings.  And all year round you will find a rich history, a vibrant agricultural heritage, a Christian lifestyle in the Heartland community and traditional Midwestern family values throughout our county.  You might like it so much, you may want to move here; Shelby County is home to two excellent public school systems plus a relatively low cost of living compared to other communities in the Midwest.  Or maybe you have been gone a few years and would like to return to Shelby County to settle down with your family.  I have lived all my life near Bethel, and raised my family here.  So if you want to start a new business in Shelby County, or relocate an existing business, please feel free to call me at (573) 415-5310, or stop by my office at 189 North Main in Bethel MO, sit down, have some coffee or sweet tea with me and we’ll talk business.  Then you will see why we say Shelby County is…”Caring Communities, Growing Together”!

–Wendy Brumbaugh, Director, Shelby County Economic Development


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