The Missouri Partnership
This nonprofit economic development organization was formed in 2007 with the intention of bringing new business and industry into the state. The Partnership works together with other economic development organizations at the state, regional and local levels to attract new companies and help advance Missouri’s standing as an industrial leader.
Missouri Technology Corporation
MTC is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship, foster the growth of new high-tech companies, and lead efforts to expand Missouri’s high-tech clusters in areas such as plant science, animal health, information technology, medical device and applied engineering.
Columbia Regional Economic Development, Inc.
REDI was organized in 1988 to promote positive economic expansion in the city of Columbia, Mo. and Boone County. In addition to providing available site and building information, comprehensive area demographics and labor availability studies, REDI organizes community tours and facilitates community leader introductions.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Led by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the department of economic development leads the state’s strategic initiative for economic growth, funding opportunities and conferences.
Kansas City Area Development Council
The KCADC is a private, non-profit organization charged with representing the economic interests of the two-state, 18-county region of Greater Kansas City. Their mission includes branding the region as one product, enhancing awareness of the metro area’s assets and positioning the region against other major metros.
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
The RCGA evolved into its current form in 1973 and is responsible for serving as the regional chamber of commerce for over 4,000 member companies, as the bi-state region’s lead economic development organization and to investigate and support public policy initiatives that help the region to thrive and grow.
Rolla Regional Economic Commission
The RREC is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated exclusively to the development of Phelps County, Mo. The board is compromised of major stakeholders in the county and is funded by a combination of public and private investments.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation, established in the mid-1960s, is among the thirty largest foundations in the U.S. Its vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.”
University-Industry Demonstration Partnership
UIDP provides a forum for university and industry representatives to meet and discuss contracting and intellectual property policy, publication and technology transfer preferences, and other issues.
PIPELINE is the first entrepreneurial immersion program of its kind in the country and continues to stand out as the only regional fellowship program designed to both equip high-growth entrepreneurs with the training, networks, resources and mentors to assist them over their entire career--while aggressively growing an entrepreneurial ecosystem over a diverse geography.
Founded in 2004 as the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Missouri Cures is dedicated to informing Missourians about timely medical advances taking place in our state and around the world. The organization has grown to include more than 150,000 individuals and more than 100 leading patient, medical, faith and community groups.