A group of about 25 Pettis County manufacturing leaders and employees toured Bothwell Regional Health Center on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing focus of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDSPC).

According to a press release from EDSPC, the group specializes in helping to grow the Sedalia and Pettis County industrial base, while marketing the region to companies that might be interested in moving here. One way it does that is through the Pettis County Management Association, which is made up of more than 20 manufacturing-related companies in Pettis County, according to the release.


PCMA connects manufacturers through a series of company tours and networking events. The tours give employees the opportunity to network with managers and peers in the community, while learning more about local manufacturing and other businesses.

“We strive to give our members a forum to learn, have an opportunity to exchange ideas, and share common experiences,” said Jessica Craig, executive director of EDSPC. “It is also an opportunity for members to interact with one another. We are striving for the community and manufacturers to work together now and in the future to build an economic climate for long-term community growth.”

Last Tuesday evening (Apr 18), PCMA members met at Bothwell Regional Health Center, where CEO Jimmy Robertson discussed BRHC’s services and its economic impact on the region. Following Robertson’s presentation, group members were given a tour of key areas of the hospital.