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1901 Chouteau Avenue
MC 350
St Louis, MO 63103

Ameren Missouri is an investor-owned electric and natural gas utility serving central and southeast Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Ameren economic development team provides business and community development services.

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2814 S. Golden Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is an electric utility supplier serving 39 distribution cooperatives that reach 700,000 members throughout rural Missouri. The statewide cooperative system offers resources to promote community and business development. This includes a focus on retaining and growing the existing industries and attracting new businesses.

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405 S. Main St.
PO Box 243
Rock Port, MO 64482

ACDC provides economic development services and community development support, striving to create a vibrant, thriving place that our youth want to choose as their forever home. ACDC focuses strongly on growing existing businesses, connecting young people with their community and county, and creating an environment that fosters startups and new industries in Atchison County.

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841 W Primrose St
Springfield, MO 65807

CivicMinded Consulting provides expert, trustworthy and reliable assistance for communities in the areas of economic and community development, land use planning, code administration, public engagement, and strategic planning. Our firm provides experienced and proven perspectives on creating and growing wealth in local marketplaces. Whether your community needs an updated community profile or a complete strategic overhaul, CivicMinded can provide your community with solutions that produce demonstrable successes.

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P.O. Box 220
29868 Highway 5
Tipton, MO 65081

Co-Mo Electric and Co-Mo Connect serve the region with both electric and fiber optic infrastructure. As a member owned Cooperative, we are committed to improving the quality of life in rural Missouri through a variety of programs.

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906 N 4th St
Edina, MO 63537

“Grow Knox County” is a newly formed organization in rural Northeast Missouri which hopes to help bring economic prosperity to its citizens through business development and community service throughout the county.

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221 N 2nd Street
Clinton, MO 64735

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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985 E Hwy 54
Camdenton, MO 65020

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties, working together to help provide the necessary resources to help build strong communities within our region. Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments has a number of State and Federal planning partners we work with on a regular basis to develop regional goals and priorities in regard to economic development, transportation, disaster and recovery planning and environmental planning.

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10820 Sunset Office Dr.
Ste 223
St. Louis, MO 63118

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.

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4 Industrial Drive
St. James, MO 65559

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.

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301 W. High Street
P.O. Box 1766
Jefferson City, MO 65102

The Division of Energy (DED-DE) 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. DED-DE assists in providing technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy development for state and local governments, school districts, and community projects. DED-DE also offers technical support for residential weatherization, strengthening communities' critical infrastructure, and enhancing energy efficiency and renewable options to assist businesses in being more competitive.

• Research and Data
3337 Emerald Lane
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), a coalition of 46 leading Missouri agriculture groups, stands together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend. MFC’s Agri-Ready County Designation is a useful tool in a county’s toolkit by providing resources to communities to spur economic development, build agricultural literacy and encourage production stewardship. The Designation, offered at no cost, partners counties with Missouri agriculture and local leaders to protect and promote agriculture and secure it as a thriving component in our economic future.

MFC’s Agriculture Education on the Move (AEOTM) invests in youth and educators. This ten-week educational effort engages third-grade students, teachers and counselors through STEM activities, career exploration, and agricultural literacy. AEOTM is offered at no cost in Missouri cities and Agri-Ready Designated counties. Through Agri-Ready and AEOTM Missouri Farmers Care promotes the continued growth of Missouri agriculture and rural communities.

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Humphreys Ste 200
Warrensburg, MO 64093

The mission of the Missouri Safety Center is to promote safety in Missouri and the Nation. The Missouri Safety Center, through its collaborations, strives to prevent injury and death through technology transfer, instruction, research, and public service. In collaboration with the Institute for Rural Emergency Management (IREM) and the Crisis and Disaster Management Program at the University of Central Missouri, the Missouri Safety Center coordinates training, technical assistance, outreach, and research in a number of areas related to rural communities, including traffic and transportation safety, public safety for first responders, and crisis and disaster management. UCM is the only university in the U.S. to create a community outreach center (IREM) focused on the emergency management needs of rural America.

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PO Box 586
Oak Grove, MO 64075

Infrastructure, Community Development, Workforce Development

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229 SE Douglas, Ste 210
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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.

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506 Hitt St.
Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

MU Extension’s mission is to improve lives, communities and economies. Using university research-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension works with people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. MU Extension addresses a wide range of needs that fall into three grand challenges for the state of Missouri: economic opportunity, educational excellence and healthy futures.

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