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James Schmieder 

Wanda Parsons

City Hall
500 E. Locust Street
Union, MO  63084

Phone:  (636) 583-3600 



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The Economic Development Department develops, implements and promotes programs and activities that support economic growth and development in Union.  This includes bringing new business and industry to Union, as well as supporting our existing businesses and industries..   

Economic Development for the City of Union is coordinated by James Schmieder, Assistant City Administrator/Community Development and Wanda Parsons, Administrative Assistant and Secretary to the Union Development Corporation.  James and Wanda are available to provide information about incentives, available properties and further information on how we can assist you.

udclogo web bkgndAdditionally, the Union Development Corporation, a non-profit, volunteer corporation, was formed in 1955 to aid the City of Union in the recruitment of industrial development and to assist with economic development issues.

The Board of Directors consists of thirteen members, six members appointed by the City of Union and seven appointed by the Union Development Corporation. The Board is made up of individuals who want to move the City of Union forward and continue “smart growth” of the area.






February 10, 2016

Successful Close to 2015 at the Union Corporate Center
UNION - The Union Development Corporation is pleased to announce a successful close to the 2015 business year at the Union Corporate Center.   Read on...

March 11, 2015

EMJ Metals Break Ground in Union Corporate Center
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Earle M. Jorgensen Company (EMJ), a national metals service center, was held Wednesday, March 11, 2015.   Read on...