Additional Community Resources

 Missouri Community Betterment (link is external)
Get technical assistance on planning and implementing new strategies to enhance your overall community development. Share best practices with other communities that are committed to improving the lives and businesses in their area.
 Services for Rural Missouri
Missouri’s small towns help make up the character of our state. As a way to preserve this valuable heritage and grow the local economy for future generations to enjoy, we offer resources and guidance for rural Missouri communities.
 County Profiles
Find out the county seat, the large employers in the area, as well as the workforce strengths and industry concentration in each Missouri County.
 Energy Efficiency
Learn about programs that can help low income families as well as elderly residents in your community make cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to lower their utility bills. You can also access important energy information about providers in your area.
 Community Service (link is external)
Find economic data for your region, including workforce trends, core industries, population demographics and more. You can also view additional community-related studies on socioeconomics, entrepreneurs, and more!
 Region and County Economic Data
Find economic data for your region, including workforce trends, core industries, population demographics and more. You can also view additional community-related studies on socioeconomics, entrepreneurs, and more!
 Community Action Agencies (link is external)
Our statewide network of agencies is providing critical services to fight poverty across the state by strengthening communities, family by family.
 University of Missouri Extension (link is external)
Through science-based knowledge, our extension partnership makes university education and information accessible for economic viability and strong families and communities.
 Economic Development Partners
See a list of local and regional partners that can assist your community in achieving growth and success.
 Incubators and Accelerators
Check out the dozens of centers around the state that help facilitate new ideas and research. These spaces and environments can help your entrepreneurs connect with resources, commercialize their products, and create jobs in your local economy.
 Missouri Association of Councils (link is external)
Enhance your region through economic and community development, housing initiatives, transportation planning, and other local activities.
 Affordable Housing Locator (link is external)
Connect your residents with programs that help them access and locate quality, affordable rental housing in your community.
 Certified Sites
Do you have a site primed and available for commercial or industrial development in your community? Get it certified and show developers and companies that you are ready for business.
 Enhanced Enterprise Zones
Find out if your community is eligible for enhanced enterprise zone designation – a great tool to draw companies creating sustainable jobs in targeted industries.
 Missouri Main Street Connection (link is external)
Learn about how to enhance the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of your historic downtown business district.
 
 
 

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