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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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.
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.
The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri. Founded in 1934, MML serves more than 650 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success.
Working with the Northeast Region to assist in all matters of community development.
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