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.
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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 Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of Environmental Quality's mission is to help Missourians prevent pollution, protect the public from harmful emissions, discharges and waste disposal practices. We are here to help Missourians improve the quality of the air, water and soil for the sustainable use by business, tourism and agriculture. The division provides technical and financial assistance in a variety of areas, including brownfields, scrap tires, water and wastewater infrastructure and soil and water conservation.
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.
Infrastructure, Community Development, Workforce Development
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.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Phone: (573) 751-4999