Economic Development

Part of the Dexter Chamber of Commerce

Our Goals

The Economic Development Office is a part of the Dexter Chamber of Commerce. We are charged with directing the economic development efforts for the City of Dexter. The Office of Economic Development also works in partnership with the City of Dexter, Industrial Development Association, Missouri Partnerships and others to ensure we have readily available land, buildings, and other necessary resources needed for the betterment of the Dexter area.

  • Enhance transportation improvements
  • Encourage new business growth through entrepreneurship
  • Establish small industrial and service parks
  • Create large industrial complexes for future expansion and development
  • Support efforts for development of programs to facilitate orderly growth
  • Promote available buildings and properties

Major Industries

BA Promotions & Marketing

Tracy Christian, Owner
133 S Walnut , PO Box 563
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-1811
# of Employees: 18
Type of Business: screen printing/embroidery

Bootheel Recycling

Mark Booker, Owner
202 North Harris Drive
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-3113
# of Employees: 7
Type of Business: Recycle: metal, paper, bottles, & card board, Recycle electronics


Bootheel Tool & Machine

Dave Clark & Preston Clark, Owners
920 Scott Avenue
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-7096
# of Employees: 12
Type of Business: Design & build special tooling & Machine

Central Pallet Supply

Jacob Black
13501 County Road 717
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-6710
# of Employees: 10
Type of Business: Recycle wood pallets

Dexter Public School

Amy James
1031 Brown Pilot Rd
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-614-1000
# of Employees: 285
Type of Business: Education

Duley Machine Shop, LLC

John & Marjorie Duley, Owners
725 North Locust
Dexter, MO 63841
Phone: 573-624-5110
# of Employees: 11
Type of Business: Tools, Dies, Jigs & Fabrication

    Faurecia Emissions Control Technology

    Mike Pulley, Site Manager Building 1, Justin Seipp, Site Manager Building #2
    1207 Arvin Road
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-7411
    # of Employees: 685
    Type of Business: Auto Mufflers/Pipes

    Gill Group, Inc.

    Sam Gill
    512 One Mile Road
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-6614
    # of Employees: 50
    Type of Business: Appraisals, Market Studies, Phase I Environmental Assessments and PCA/PCNAs

    Global Fuels, LLC

    Jerry Bagby, Owner
    PO Box 595
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-614-7410
    # of Employees: 8

    Holden Pallet

    Tim Holden, Owner/President
    14219 County Road 403
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-4625
    # of Employees: 36
    Type of Business: Wooden Pallets, Wholesale Lumber

    Pallet Recycling

    Bob Morgan, Owner
    19613 County Road 708
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-4143
    # of Employees: 7
    Type of Business: Manufacture & Recycle Wooden Pallets

    Republic Services

    15250 Old Bloomfield Road
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-8135
    # of Employees: 61
    Type of Business: Waste Disposal

    SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County

    Sue Ann Williams
    1200 N One Mile Road
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-5566
    # of Employees: 190
    Type of Business: Medical

    Special Engineering Corporation

     Bruce Miller, President
    1028 Specialty Drive PO Box 245
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-3521
    # of Employees: 19
    Type of Business: Tools, Dies & Jigs

    Tyson Foods, Inc

    Mark Avery, Complex Manager
    1001 East Stoddard 1001 Box 547
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-4548
    # of Employees: 650
    Type of Business: Poultry, Food Products

    US Poly Enterprises, Inc.

    Jason Mattison, Manager
    16143 North Outer Road PO Box 769
    Dexter, MO 63841
    Phone: 573-624-4266
    # of Employees: 30
    Type of Business: Sports/Novelty Bottles

    WW Wood Products

    Ken Rinehart, HR Manager
    10450 Brenda St
    Dudley, MO 63936
    Phone: 573-614-4765
    # of Employees: 978
    Type of Business: Cabinet building

    Local Info & Demographics

    The Dexter Chamber of Commerce works hard to enhance the business environment and increase growth in our community. Our office works with the City of Dexter to provide assistance and incentives for our major economic development workforce.

    The Dexter area has a lot to offer. Whether you are relocating , wanting a great one day experience or looking for a new home for your business, you are here! We have great shopping, traditional restaurants, recreation opportunities, historic downtown district, great parks and much more.

    Situated at the 25 miles East of Hwy 67 at Poplar Bluff or 25 miles West of Interstate 55 & 57 at Sikeston.   We have Three Rivers College center and just 23 miles from Sikeston and Poplar Bluff Career Technical Centers. Contact us today for more information.

    Dexter Chamber of Commerce
    515 W. Market Street, Suite B
    Dexter, Missouri 63841



    Inside Dexter City Limits 8,029

    The 63841 zip code 12,894

    Stoddard County 29,862

    Dexter Public Schools
    Three Rivers College – Dexter Campus


    1 Outdoor swimming pool with 30ft water slides

    5 public parks equipped with basketball, tennis and pickle ball courts
    Pavilions for rent

    1 Movie Theater
    1 Bowling Alley
    1 country club

    Fishing Lakes:
    – Mingo
    – Otter Slough
    – Dexter City Pond


    Air Services
    Dexter Municipal Airport – paved 5,500 foot runway
    Nearest commercial and air freight service – 50 miles

    River Port
    Mississippi River – 365 days freeze-free public ports within 45 miles

    Burlington Northern-Santa Fe
    Union Pacific

    Freight Carriers
    FedEx Ground
    UPS Freight


    Coldest Month:  January Avg. High: 42F Low: 24F
    Hottest Month:  July Avg. High: 90F Low: 69F
    Rain Annual Average:  47.5 inches
    Snow Annual Average:  8.9 inches

    Government/Legislative District

    Missouri Senate District: 25
    Missouri House District: 151
    U.S. Congressional District: 8


    Banks – 8
    Public Library and Genealogy
    Hospitality Facilities – 4 hotels/motels

    Basic Property Tax:    (Levy for latest year (per $100.00 assessed value):

    City               $0.6727(*)
    County           0.0000
    School           3.3200
    State              0.0300
    Other             1.0176
    Total            $5.0403

    For more information , contact the Stoddard County Assessor’s office at 573-568-3163 or they are located at 401 S. Prairie St. in Bloomfield MO

    Sales Tax:

    City                          1.875 %
    County                     2.000%
    State                        4.225 %
    Special Tax              0.1880%
    Total                         8.288 %

    For more information, contact the City Hall at 573-624-5959 or located at 301 E. Stoddard


    Dexter’s electrical power is furnished by Ameren Missouri. The power grid is interconnected with 22 other power suppliers in the Midwest. Native system generating capacity is 8,100 megawatts with peak load at 7,200 megawatts. Power purchase contracts are in place. Dexter area voltage is 161 Kv to 34.5 Kv to 12.5 Kv.  Rates are available with schedules for residential, small commercial, large commercial, primary supply, interruptible contracts, and an economic development rider for first five (5) years of operation for qualifiers. For more information, including rates sheets, click on; then Communities; then Missouri Community Members; then choose either Business or Residential; then choose Business Rates or Residential Rates; then go to Quick Links for Electric or Natural Gas Rates.

    Natural Gas:
    Natural gas is provided locally by the Ameren Missouri from the Texas Eastern Pipeline near Dexter. Gas is delivered at 250 lbs. to city gates with 50 to 15 lb distribution.   Rate schedules for Residential, Small and Large General Service, interruptible and transportation service tariffs are available. For more information, including rates sheets, click on then Communities; then Missouri Community Members; then choose either Business or Residential; then choose Business Rates or Residential Rates; then go to Quick Links for Electric or Natural Gas Rates.