Founded in 1860 as a railroad town, Sedalia is a community rich in history and confidently pursuing its future as a 21st century city. From the Missouri State Fair and the Katy Trail to expanded retail opportunities and new housing developments, Sedalia strives to offer a dynamic yet comfortable environment for residents and visitors alike.
An exciting place to visit, a great place to call home and a community that is dedicated to the success of our corporate citizens are the traits that have defined Sedalia, Missouri for nearly 150 years. The city's economy continues to shift from the railroad-based economy of the 1900's to the ever-diversifying manufacturing and service economy of today. New and expanded manufacturing operations continue to grow the service industry and to attract new businesses to the community. Much of the area surrounding Sedalia continues to be active farmland, keeping Sedalia connected to its roots while driving growth forward towards its future.
"On behalf of all Sedalians, I am excited to be a host city for the Tour of Missouri in 2009. Since the founding of our City almost 150 years ago, be it by rail, by trail or now by bike, Sedalia has offered a stopping point and a welcome rest on the route across Missouri. We look forward to welcoming the Tour, the world-class cyclists who will be participating and the bike enthusiasts and spectators alike who will join us as we share the journey of the 2009 Tour of Missouri."
Mayor Bob Wasson