About Us

Enhancing Atchison County’s Business Climate

ACDC assists entrepreneurial companies, responds to inquiries, and develops incentives for doing business with Atchison County, such as the Enhanced Enterprise Zone and Tax Increment Financing.

Supporting Local Businesses and Leveraging Resources

ACDC promotes existing businesses through local grants and shop local campaigns.  ACDC partners with Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation to provide individualized assistance. When assessing needs, ACDC also refers people to organizations provided by Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, University Extension, Small Business Administration, or another quality resource. 

Providing Local and Regional Leadership

ACDC has provided staff and financial support for local efforts such as Tarkio Renewal, Restore Rock Port, and Atchison County Wholesale Water Commission. ACDC actively participates with economic and community development groups like Northwest Roundtable of Economic Developers, Great Northwest Day, Leadership Northwest Missouri and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments.

ACDC was organized in 1978 to help attract business to Atchison County. Since 1995, ACDC has been supported by a 1/4 cent sales tax that provides an office and full-time staff. Today, ACDC provides economic development services and community development support, striving to create a vibrant, thriving place that our youth want to choose as their forever home. ACDC focuses strongly on growing existing businesses, connecting young people with their community and county, and creating an environment that fosters startups and new industries in Atchison County.


  • Monica M. Bailey, Executive Director  Monica (Martin) Bailey was hired in March of 2010 as ACDC’s Project Coordinator.  In May of 2011, Monica was named Executive Director and currently manages all aspects of ACDC’s organizational operations.  A native of Tarkio, Monica holds a bachelor’s degree and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.  Over the years, Monica has served in leadership positions with several regional and local organizations. In 2023, Monica was recognized as one of Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know.”  In seeking to promote economic and community development of Atchison County, Monica focuses primarily on business retention and creation, emerging workforce career programs, community improvement projects, and saying #ACisAwesome as often as possible. She is blessed to be live in a place that loves her family as much as she does.
  • Stephanie True, Bookkeeper/Receptionist.  Stephanie joined ACDC in April 2024.  She moved to Atchison County when she was in high school and loved the small town feel so much that she has chosen to live, work and raise a family here ever since. 

Board Members

Lori Seymour – President
Craig Corken – Vice President
Bob Alldredge – Treasurer
Eryn Stepp – Secretary

Jill Davis

W.C. Farmer
Mary Ann Hull
Roger A. Martin
Jeff Meyer

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