Great ideas and initiatives to grow rural communities are underway in every corner of the state. Below are strategies and success stories that can serve as resource guides for communities/regions struggling with new and creative local development strategies. Learn about some of the great tool to help our rural communities learn from each other and spur new and creative ideas.
- General Rural Development Strategies
- Workforce Development
- Regional Collaboration
- West Plains: Closing the Skill Gap to Grow Advanced Technology
- Cape Girardeau: Creating a New Tech District
- Meramec: Focusing on Agribusiness and Agritourism
- Ozark: Developing Community Leaders
- Community Foundation of the Ozarks (Marshfield, Salem & Sarcoxie): Embarks on three year plan "Growth in the Rural Ozarks"
- Central Missouri: rural broadband deployment to spur economic development
- Springfield: career planning program for high school juniors
- CAPS: several Missouri communities participate in national innovative high school programs to develop future workforce
Articles: Rural Development