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The Missouri Department of Economic Development works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. 

Mike Downing - DirectorOverseen by Director Rob Dixon, the department’s administration is comprised of many units and supports sections including general counsel, financial systems, budget and planning, legislative affairs, marketing/communications, and human resources. These units support the department’s agencies and its overall mission to grow the state of Missouri. Read more about the office of the director

Rob Dixon

PO Box 1157
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-4962
Fax: (573) 526-7700


The Division of Business and Community Services wants to be your partner in progress. Missouri’s central location, well-trained workforce, pro-business climate and strong community partnerships help create an environment for companies to thrive.


Harry S Truman State Office Building, Suite 770
301 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 522-4173
Fax: (573) 522-9462
Business Development: (573) 751-9045
Missouri Economic Research & Information Center: (866) 225-8113
International: (573) 751-4855
Business and Community Programs(573) 751-4539
Redevelopment Programs: (573) 522-8004
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG): (573) 751-3600
AmeriCorps/Community Service: (573) 751-7488 or toll free (877) 210-7611
Rural Economic and Community Development: (573) 522-4173
Marketing: (573) 522-9864

Mardy Leathers - DWD DirectorThe Division provides services for businesses and job seekers through the Missouri Job Centers and The Division works with a number of strategic partners to "skill-up" Missouri's workforce for today's business and industry needs. A wealth of information and resources about workforce services can be found on

Mardy Leathers, Director

PO Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3999
Fax: (573) 751-8162

Find a Missouri Job Center
Show-Me Heroes
Certified Work Ready Communities
Missouri Works Training

Bob Miserez - Executive Director MDFBAssists infrastructure and economic development projects in Missouri by providing the critical component of the total financing for projects that have a high probability of success, but are not feasible without the Board's assistance.

Bob Miserez, Executive Director

200 Madison Street, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 567
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-8479
Fax: (573) 526-4418


The Missouri Technology Corporation is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech and bioscience companies. MTC works to build the state’s innovative community by making strategic investments that expand the support system for entrepreneurs as well as  provides early stage capital to startups with the goal of accelerating private capital to fuel their growth. 


Missouri Technology Corporation
301 West High Street, Suite 680
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 526-0470
Fax: (573) 526-8202

The Department of Economic Development - Division of Energy assists, educates, and encourages Missourians to advance the efficient use of diverse energy resources to drive economic growth, provide for a healthier environment, and achieve greater energy security for future generations.

301 West High Street, Suite 720
P.O. Box 1766
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-2254
Fax: (573) 526-7553




The Missouri Division of Tourism is the administrative arm of the Missouri Tourism Commission, and it advocates for the sound development of the travel and tourism industry in Missouri.  Created by the 74th General Assembly in 1967, the Division of Tourism’s mission is to promote Missouri as a top-of-mind travel destination and to boost state revenue through increased visitor spending.

Ward Franz, Director

301 West High Street, Truman Building Room 290
P.O. Box 1055
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1055
Phone: (573) 526-5900
Fax: (573) 751-5160




The Missouri Film Commission office was first established in 1983, a working office within the Division of Tourism, Department of Economic Development. This Commission office was created to attract film, television, video and cable productions to Missouri, and to promote the growth of the film and video production industry within Missouri.

Andrea Sporcic, Film Office Specialist

301 West High Street
Suite 290
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 526-3566
Film Location Database


The Missouri Women's Council, an agency within the Department of Economic Development, was established in 1985 by the State's 83rd General Assembly to identify and address issues affecting the economic and employment status of women in Missouri. The bipartisan Council is comprised of 15 members: 11 appointed by the Governor, two Missouri State Senators, and two Missouri State Representatives with the chair appointed by the Governor. An Executive Director serves the Missouri Women’s Council and the women of Missouri.

Kellie Ann Coats

Executive Director- Missouri Women's Council
301 West High Street, Suite 580
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-0810
Fax:  (573) 751-5005



The Missouri Housing Development Commission, created by the 75th General Assembly, is an instrumentality of the state of Missouri, which constitutes a body corporate and politic. MHDC has invested almost $4 billion to construct, renovate and preserve affordable housing. MHDC functions as a bank, providing financing directly to developers of affordable rental properties. The commission also provides funding for home loans to qualified, first-time buyers through a network of certified, private mortgage lenders. Mortgage financing is provided through the sale of tax-exempt notes and bonds that the commission is authorized to issue.

Kip Stetzler, Executive Director

920 Main, Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 759-6600
Fax: (816) 759-6638


Rental Production(816) 759-6878
Missouri Housing Trust Fund: (816) 759-6890
Homeownership: (816) 759-6814

The Office of Public Counsel represents the interests of the public and utility customers in proceedings before the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) and in appeals in the courts. The PSC regulates the rates and services of investor-owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water, sewer and steam heat utilities. The Office of the Public Counsel is independent from the PSC and has a separate budget and staff.

Governor Office Bldg., Suite 650
PO Box 2230
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2230
Phone: (573) 751-4857
Fax: (573) 751-5562
Toll-free number: 1+ 866-922-2959
OPC Feedback Form


The Missouri Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned electric, steam, natural gas, water and sewer and telephone companies. Its mission is to ensure Missouri consumers have access to safe, reliable and reasonably priced utility service while allowing those utility companies under our jurisdiction an opportunity to earn a reasonable return on their investment. The PSC also regulates manufacturers and retail dealers who sell new and used manufactured homes and modular units. The Commission was established in 1913. The PSC is comprised of five commissioners, who are appointed by the Governor.

Daniel Hall, Chairman

200 Madison Street, PO Box 360
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0360
Utility Consumer Hotline: 1.800.392.4211
Manufactured Housing Hotline: 1.800.819.3180


Michael Donovan, Executive Director, Missouri Arts CouncilMissouri Arts Council, a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development, provides grants to nonprofit organizations to encourage and stimulate the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri. For over 40 years, MAC has provided vital support and leadership to bring the arts to all the people of the state.

Michael Donovan, Executive Director

815 Olive Street, Suite 16 
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503 
Main number 314-340-6845 or toll-free 866-407-4752 
TDD 800-735-2966 
Fax 314-340-7215 



Tim Arbeiter, DirectorThe Broadband Development Office aims to accelerate deployment of broadband in Missouri. It was established in 2018 by the Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development to strengthen the partnerships between public and private stakeholders and align efforts to improve broadband access statewide.

Tim Arbeiter, Director

301 W High Street, Suite 680
P.O. Box 1157
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 694-8785

The Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board (SBRFB) ensures that Missouri state agency rules and regulations do not create an unfair burden for small businesses. SBRFB, working with small business owners throughout Missouri, ensures that the voice of small business is considered when state rules and regulations are created. SBRFB works with state departments and agencies to identify rules and regulations that place an unfair burden on small business owners and recommends alternatives that benefit all parties.

301 W. High St.
P.O. Box 1157
Phone: 573-526-3606
Fax: 573-526-7700


The Office of Military Advocate leads Missouri’s efforts to coordinate state and local actions to preserve and expand Missouri’s military installations and agencies, improve the quality of life and opportunities for Service members and their families, and to enhance the state’s defense industries. The Military Advocate serves as the liaison between state and federal branches of government and provides enhanced communication to Missouri government leaders and installation communities.  The Military Advocate serves as the Executive Director of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission (MMPEC) and serves as an ex-officio member of MMPEC in the absence of the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The Military Advocate serves a 6 year term in office, upon nomination by the Governor and with the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate.   The Military Advocate’s current term ends in April 2022.

The Military Advocate is charged with providing staff support to MMPEC and coordination across state government on all military and defense-related issues. Among the Office of Military Advocate's responsibilities are:

  • Providing continuous oversight of state consultants that focus on the Pentagon and Congress, including the carrying out of state strategies to support Missouri's installations, defense agencies, and defense businesses;
  • Serving as a single point of contact in state government for military and defense leaders and with local stakeholders;
  • Providing information to communities, the general assembly, the state's congressional delegation, and state agencies regarding federal actions affecting military installations and missions;
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for Defense economic adjustment and transition information and activities.

Joe Driskill

Missouri Military Advocate
301 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 526-0186
Cell:  (573) 680-0949



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Office: 573-522-5058
Cell: 573-508-4313

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