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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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.
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.
The Division of Workforce Development supports economic growth for individuals and businesses through innovative workforce programs and services. The Division provides information, support services and training in in-demand industries and occupations and strives to enhance Missouri's economy by helping job seekers find gainful employment with family sustaining wages, and providing businesses with a skilled, trained workforce to successfully compete in the global economy. Services are provided through a collaborative workforce system that includes multiple State Agencies, over 30 Missouri Job Centers, 14 local Workforce Development Boards, 12 community colleges and other local educational agencies throughout the state.
Using university research-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension works with people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. In the area of Workforce and Labor Education, MU Extension faculty help members and leaders of workplace-based organizations across Missouri and other Midwestern develop skills to contribute to their organizations, to act effectively in the workplace, and to be informed and active participants in their communities. Programs and information are available through local county extension offices, or online.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Phone: (573) 751-4999