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353 Washington Redevelopment Corp.
 
City Council

Planning & Zoning

Tourism Committee

Washington Area Chamber of Commerce

Washington Civic Industrial Corp.

Washington Core Restructuring

Washington Industrial Development Authority

353 Washington Redevelopment Corp.

The Corporation was founded on August 25, 1988. It consists of 13 Board Members who all play an active role in the industrial development of the City of Washington, MO. The Corporation assists various aspects of industrial development which includes the following:

  1. The acquisition of property for industrial park development.
  2. Assist in the expansion of existing businesses within the community.
  3. The recruitment of both domestic and international industries.
  4. The marketing of the community worldwide through marketing trips.
  5. An active regional member in the St. Louis RCGA and its endeavors in industrial development.
  6. The Corporation interacts continuously with with City of Washington's Council and Mayor in the assistance with industrial economic development. The Corporation's Executive Board plays a vital role in the negotiations with the incentive plans that are offered to industrial prospects during the negotiations.
  7. In addition to the above entities, the Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation cooperates and assist's in the financing, bonding, building and leasing of industrial facilities with its sister corporation, the Washington Industrial Authority and WCIC.

Regular meetings of the City of Washington, Missouri, 353 Redevelopment Corporation are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

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Washington City Council

Regular meetings of the City of Washington, Missouri, City Council Workshop are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

For any motion to pass by this workshop and be forwarded to the City Council, it will take a majority of the voting members present. The Chairman will vote only in the case of a tie vote.

City Council Workshop Meetings and Minutes

Regular meetings of the City of Washington, Missouri, City Council are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

Copies of the proposed ordinances on the agenda are available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the City Council.

City Council Meetings and Minutes
 

Washington Civic Industrial Corp.

The Corporation was the beginning of the economic development in Washington, MO. It was founded in 1955 to offset a major economic dislocation in the closing of two major employers related to the manufacturing of shoe apparel.
 
The Corporation was founded in 1955 and immediately began raising funding and acquiring property for industrial development within the City of Washington. This Corporation was very successful in attracting and locating numerous industries to the City of Washington. This Corporation continues today in a partnership with the Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation and the Washington Industrial Development Corporation. In addition this Corporation plays the vital role in constructing speculation buildings, new buildings and facilities that are leased back to the industrial prospect through a lease purchase agreement.

Washington Core Restructuring Committee

The Washington Core Restructuring Committee formed in the mid 1990's as result of the proposed relocation of the City's Post Office which was located at the northwest corner of Second and Lafayette Streets. At that time key members of Downtown Washington, Inc., the Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Parks Department and City Administration staff worked together to keep the existing post office running while the United States Postal Service opened a new facility at the intersection of Washington Crossing and Highway 100.

Since that time, the committee still meets on a monthly basis to deal with key issues facing the Downtown Washington Area such as renovation projects (Farmer's Market, Post Office), public infrastructure enhancements, revitalization plans and attracting new businesses within the downtown area. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building located at 232 West Main St., Washington, MO.

Washington Industrial Development Authority

The Washington Industrial Development was founded in 1979. It is a nine member board and is charged with the primary purpose to issue tax exempt industrial bonds for new and expanding manufacturing industries within the City of Washington, MO. The bonds can be issued for up to $20,000,000 per industry. The interest on the bonds is tax exempt from both us and the State of Missouri taxes. The community of Washington has finance numerous industries over the last three decades.

The annual meeting of the City of Washington, Missouri, Industrial Development Authority is held in January of each year at 11 a.m.; however, a meeting can be called when required. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers of City Hall and are open to the public.

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