Business Retention & Expansion

Committee Members

The Business Retention & Expansion committee is currently looking for a representative to hold the position of Committee Chair.  To inquire about this position, or to submit a request to join this committee, please contact George Walley at (573) 221-1033 or submit an online inquiry HERE

Mission Statement

The Business Retention & Expansion committee is committed to helping existing businesses survive and grow within the region.  The goal is to build awareness in the community of issues that face businesses so that the community can begin building capacity to address these issues. 


Priority 1

The primary goal for the BR&E committee is to gain a better understanding of current local businesses.  What are their needs?  What are their future plans for change (closing, downsizing, moving, renovating, etc)?  Gathering these types of answers is a crutial first step in understanding how the Economic Development Council can help assist with making sure each business prospers. 

We would love to hear from you!