Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is a quasi-governmental agency serving as the liaison between local government and State and Federal Agencies. Our organization serves the 7 counties of: Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, St. Clair and Vernon, as well as the communities within those counties. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents of our region by connecting communities to opportunities. The professional staff offers technical assistance and services such as: grant writing and administration, transportation planning, economic development planning, environmental assessments, and many other services to member counties and cities.
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McClure believes in the process of Creative Placemaking to help rural communities achieve economic development and population growth through cultural and entrepreneurial amenities, concepts, and catalytic projects. McClure’s goal is to identify community needs, address challenges, and provide a comprehensive package, engaging partner consultants when and where their expertise is needed. To date, the placemaking team has designed amenities such as cultural centers, breweries, restaurants, area-wide beautification strategies, professional incentive programs, theaters, makerspaces, co‑working spaces, residency programs, and aquatic facilities, among others.
Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member counties and cities.
Missouri Arts Council (MAC) awards grants to organizations to stimulate the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri. This funding makes possible quality arts programming to communities throughout Missouri. In addition to financial assistance, MAC provides expertise in community development, fundraising, marketing, grant writing, arts education, artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, literature, theater, dance, festivals, and film/media) and more.
The Division of Business & Community Services supports the mission of the Missouri Department of Economic Development by creating an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting new and existing businesses and by serving as a partner with local governments, non-profits, community organizations and private citizens to help develop and grow Missouri's communities.
The Missouri Development Finance Board provides financing for infrastructure, community and economic development projects statewide. Funding can be for capital costs associated with facility construction and renovation. Funding is made available through the issuance of conduit revenue bonds, direct loans, or tax credits for contributions made to the Board. All debt provided by the Board funded from bonds or loans must be adequately secured by the borrower.
Prep the Page LLC understands rural development, sustainability and growth. We know Missouri- having lived, studied the economies, built businesses, and helped grow local, county and regional community-based programs throughout the state. The Prep the Page team has over 30 years of experience in developing strategies for business and communities, data analytics, business growth, and economic development in rural, quasi-urban and urban settings. The Company offers an array of services, designed specifically for the community and the task at hand. Prep the Page introduces valuable tools and resources focused on business development, community success and organizational support.
USDA - Rural Development is a community and economic development agency. We offer housing programs, community programs, business programs, utility programs and cooperative programs. We deliver these programs through loans, loan guarantees and grants. We provide technical assistance in the areas of business, industry, community, economic and cooperative development along with rural housing, community facilities, water and waste water disposal, electrification and telecommunications, including distance learning, broadband and telemedicine.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Phone: (573) 751-4999