Economic Development


The Director of Economic Development for the City of Marion is currently open and Margo Yates is completing necessary duties. She is responsible for developing and maintaining economic development programs to attract and retain businesses in Marion. The Director also provides service and assistance to existing and prospective start-up businesses in utilizing local, regional, state and federal incentive programs, promotes local businesses and retail sales programs, actively promotes the city as a desireable location for business development, prepares studies and reports to enable the City Administrator and City Council to make informed decisions and speaks to community and professional groups.

Ms. Yates has regular office hours at the City Building, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. For questions or other matters, you can reach the Director of Economic Development by phone at (620) 382-3703 or email.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Randy Collett Director of Economic Development (620) 382-3703
Margo Yates (620) 382-3425
Roger Holter (620) 382-3703