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Missouri Research Park

Continued success leads to economic development recognition


Missouri Research Park (MRP) is a 200-acre research and development park that has been functioning at near capacity for more than a decade. Because of this success, the Progress 64 West recognized MRP at their annual regional event for its accomplishment in fostering economic development and enhancing the quality of life along the I-64/I-40 high-tech corridor in St. Charles County.  

To date, MRP allows for close to 2,000 jobs in the St. Charles area. Recently, the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County recognized one of MRP’s tenants, Supplies Network, with its Business Spotlight Award. With their headquarters in MRP, Supplies Network was awarded for its employee growth and collaboration on workforce development issues with the Missouri Career Center.

Supplies Network opened its doors at MRP in 2002, and with four other supply locations around the country, its revenue goal is set to be $1 billion in the next 10 years, exceeding $500 million in 2011. Currently, they employ 230 people. 

“The Missouri Research Park has been a catalyst and anchor to the high-tech corridor in St. Charles County since this impressive park opened in 1985. The entire business and civic community in St. Charles County is proud of the impact the Missouri Research Park has in our area and across the St. Louis region.”

—Greg Prestemon, President and CEO
St. Charles Economic Development Center

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Research Parks & Incubators

The University of Missouri System’s statewide network of research parks provides a thriving environment for discoveries to move from the laboratory to the marketplace. The atmosphere of innovation and collaboration attracts national and international tenants who create quality employment opportunities for Missouri citizens and millions of dollars of capital investment across the state.

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Office of Intellectual Property Administration

The Office of Intellectual Property Administration (OIPA) supports the economic development mission by encouraging broad practical application of university research for the public benefit; assisting those associated with the technology transfer program with evaluating, protecting, licensing and commercializing university discoveries; and carrying out new economic development initiatives designed to create jobs in Missouri.

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Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Economic Development is dedicated to commercializing university technologies - one of the biggest challenges to that mission is funding. To proactively combat the constant obstacle, the office has formulated different funding programs for faculty, students and innovations in all stages of the discovery process.

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Office of Research & Economic Development

The Office of Research and Economic Development was established in 2005 to link research and commercialization from the four University of Missouri System campuses with emerging and existing firms across the state and around the world. Working closely with the chief research officers, chancellors and technology transfer offices from each campus, the office also serves as a conduit to local, state and federal agencies to ensure research results aid the growth of Missouri’s economy.

The Office is dedicated to advancing Missouri through innovation, investment and infrastructure.

Our enthusiasm for these three categories revolves around the development of intellectual property, funding programs and research parks and incubators. Providing support during critical stages in university inventions’ path to the marketplace stimulates Missouri’s economy, jobs and entrepreneurship.

Our vision is to enable and lead Missouri’s transformation toward a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.

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309 University Hall
Columbia MO, 65211
Phone: 573-882-6726
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