The Kirksville Community welcomes you to this site, which is dedicated to showing you why our city would be an excellent partner community for the "Google Fiber for Communities" project. Our response to your Request for Information provides a few of the reasons we should work together.
- Kirksville is the right combination of small, rural town and well-educated, cosmopolitan community. (More details.)
- Education and Healthcare are the major drivers of our local economy. The top three employers in Kirksville are involved in education, healthcare, or both. (More details.)
- Our City government, local businesses, institutions, and concerned citizens are able to collaborate and execute, with particular interest in infrastructure. (More details.)
- The Kirksville community is eager and ready to support a quick, efficient local implementation, as well as possible integrations with surrounding community fiber networks. (More details.)
- Kirksville's premier educational institutions provide a social
infrastructure, population diversity, and global influence that would benefit
Google's innovative project. (More details.)
- Truman State University has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the "Midwest Region Master’s Category" by U.S. News & World Report for the past 13 years.
- A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, also consistently ranked highly in US News & World Report’s "America’s Best Graduate Schools", was the first osteopathic medical school to receive two NIH research grants for clinical OMM methodology.
- Moberly Area Community College and ATSU are changing the way education is delivered through their online degrees, distance courses, and multiple campuses.
- Kirksville RIII Schools have received accreditation “Awarded With Distinction" since 1999, the highest level of accreditation the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awards to public schools.
We invite you to look around this site and see more details on the opportunities Kirksville presents to Google, such as some of our "Big Gig Ideas" and the creative community videos residents have posted. You will discover how deeply our community supports this project, how excited we are to install this network quickly and efficiently, and how Kirksville can help Google learn, innovate, share, and organize information for the future.
Come and visit Kirksville, Missouri.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. -Henry Ford