Economic development is listed at the core of the University of Missouri System’s mission. The UM System’s statewide network of 10 research parks and incubators provides a foundation for the investment and innovation across the four campuses.
The system and campuses have aligned efforts in order to improve their industry competitiveness and become the driving force behind economic development for the state of Missouri.
These objectives include:
• to expand activities directed at the creation of startup companies
• to increase the participation of startup companies in our incubator network and existing companies of our research parks and their engagement with the university, and
• to create, participate enhance and maintain regional economic development activities through material partnerships with other research institutions, business enterprises, state and local government and economic development agencies.