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Lebanon-REDI president selected for district leadership in statewide trade organization

Brian Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Lebanon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (Lebanon-REDI), was recently selected by regional peers to serve as a district director for the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC).

MEDC is the authoritative voice on economic development and related issues in Missouri. A statewide, nonprofit association of economic development professionals and community leaders, MEDC has been the unified voice of Missouri economic developers since 1979. Each year, seven different MEDC districts elect district directors to leadership roles to help unite members within their respective boundaries. Thompson was one of two professionals picked to serve MEDC District 6, which covers 26 counties in southwest Missouri.

“It is an honor to be chosen to a district leadership position within MEDC District 6,” said Thompson. “This will continue a long-standing tradition of regional and statewide MEDC service by Lebanon and Laclede County economic development officials.”

MEDC drives economic growth through program initiatives and alliances with other economic development entities. This collaboration gives MEDC members access to industry-leading professional development, public policy, legislation and marketing communications programs. Whether working independently or in cooperation with partners, MEDC, its members and professional staff are effective, efficient and reliable.

“Lebanon-REDI has been blessed to continuously have a strong voice within the MEDC organization,” said Bill Lewis, chairman of the Lebanon-REDI board of directors. “We are extremely grateful that District 6 peers selected Brian for a regional tenure in continuation of REDI’s involvement with MEDC.”

For more information on MEDC, visit www.showme.org. Additional information on Lebanon-REDI can be found at www.LebanonREDI.com.