HREDC Region Resources for Businesses

SBDC Business Counseling and Training: provides professional business analysis, confidential business consultations, and business education seminars in conjunction with HREDC, and MU Extension

SBDC Business Counseling and Training »


Missouri Works Training Programs: funding assistance when companies need to upgrade worker skills

Missouri Works Training Programs »


Missouri Department of Economic Development: state and local incentives for new/expansion opportunities

Missouri Department of Economic Development »


MO Export Portal: international trade assistance, educates companies in the export process, assists in identifying buyers in foreign countries, and provides funding to businesses to assist them in export marketing

MO Export Portal »


Workforce Development Programs/Career Centers

Workforce Development Programs »


SBA Guaranteed Loan Programs

SBA Guaranteed Loan Programs »


USDA Rural Development Services & Guaranteed Loan Programs

USDA Rural Development »


Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance: assists businesses in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance »

Regional Planning Commissions: economic and community development, housing initiatives, safety and security, transportation planning, environmental issues, and quality-of-life issues

Regional Planning Commissions »


EB-5 Regional Center: for direct foreign investment

EB-5 Regional Center »


MU Extension: business and workforce assistance

MU Extension »


SCORE: volunteer business mentors



MO Business Portal: single point of entry for business registration, filings, licenses, and permits for doing business in the State of Missouri

MO Business Portal »


Missouri Source Link: one-stop resource database for assistance to new and growing businesses

Missouri Source Link »


Missouri Technology Corporation: funding to invest in early-stage, high growth tech companies

Missouri Technology Corporation »


Missouri Enterprise: provides effective manufacturing, engineering and business optimization services affordably, in a timely manner and with a strong positive return on investment

Missouri Enterprise »


Division of Energy: energy efficiency programs

Division of Energy »


NEMO Workforce Development Board: The Board, in coordination with area Chief Local Elected Officials, has the responsibility to spearhead a partnership targeted with improving and enhancing the readiness of the area’s workforce.

NEMO Workforce Development Board »