research projects completed since 2012

students engaged through co-sponsored events in 2016

secured in grants from projects in 2016

As 1 of 8 University Centers in the Economic Development Authority’s federally designated Denver region, the Engagement Center combines research and applied strategies to support rural community and economic development. Staff and faculty collaborate to provide research and analysis to a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Ozark Foothills RPC Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Harry S Truman Coordinating Council Feasibility Study

Doniphan Vitality Artisan Incubator Feasibility Study

Bootheel Agriculture Technology Feasibility Study

Meramec RPC Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

South Central Ozark Council of Governments Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Northwest Regional Council of Governments Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Kennett Missouri Retail Trade Analysis

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Northeast Missouri RPC Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Mo-Kan Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Green Hills RPC Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Southeast Missouri RPC Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Lake of The Ozarks Council of Local Governments Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

Mo-Kan Creative Accelerator Feasibility Analysis Phase I & II

The Economic Impact of Southeast Missouri State University Service Region August 2012

The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment and Strategy report has been a valuable field guide to fostering small business growth in our region. The report includes clearly defined tangible activities that can be easily implemented and integrated in our economic development efforts. Our community leaders often reference the publication and the resources that it provides.

Linda Conner

Executive Director of LOCLG

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