NW Missouri


Since it was founded more than 145 years ago, Commerce Bank has continually expanded its long-standing investment in its people, technology, product offerings and service channels to bring the utmost value and convenience to its customers, thus improving the bank's ability to serve the evolving financial needs of its customers.

Address: 36th and Frederick,
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-364-3131
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E-mail: Amy.ryan@commercebank.com
Contact: Amy Ryan

Based in Joplin, Missouri, The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE) is an investor-owned, regulated utility providing electric, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 217,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the company provides fiber optic services.

Address: 412 Main St,
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816-431-3053
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E-mail: dklein@empiredistrict.com
Contact: Dan Klein

GHRPC is designated by the Department of Commerce as an Economic Development District. The region serviced by GHRPC includes 11 counties: Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, Livingston, Linn, Sullivan, Putnam, Caldwell, Daviess, Chariton and Carroll. services include a wide variety of Economic Development technical assistance, strategic planning, and grant writing to attract funding for public infrastructure necessary to support new and expanding business.

Address: 1104 Main St.,
Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-5636 ext 12
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E-mail: jackie@ghrpc.org
Contact: Jackie Soptic

Heartland Foundation is committed to empowering the lives of children and adults in the many communities we serve. We will build healthier, more livable communities through collaboration and innovation.

Address: 518 S. 6th St.,
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-271-7365
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E-mail: Judith.K.Sabbert@heartland-health.com
Contact: Judith Sabbert

Service Area: As an investor-owned, regulated electric utility, we serve more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties.

Address: 1200 Main St. - 30th Floor; P.O. Box 418679,
Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: 816-654-1634
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E-mail: john.engelmann@kcpl.com
Contact: John Engelmann

Located on Interstate 35, just 25 miles north of downtown Kansas City, Kearney is being discovered by new residents and businesses desiring a small town atmosphere with quick and easy access to such metropolitan amenities as KCI and the Truman Sports Complex.

Phone: 816-628-3343
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E-mail: shawnasearcy@kearneyadc.com
Contact: Shawna Searcy

Division of Business and Community Services

Phone: 573-522-6707
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E-mail: mark.kiesling@ded.mo.gov
Contact: Mark Kiesling

In our world of rapid change – changes in technologies, competitive positions, global economics, logistics, energy and the environment – we will continue to serve Missouri businesses with vision, creativity and leadership.

Address: 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd. Suite 501
Kansas City MO 64133
Phone: 816-719-0929
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E-mail: mshew@missourienterprise.org
Contact: Mike Shew

The Craig School of Business aspires to be one of the best undergraduate business schools in a regional public university and to support limited graduate programs.

Address: 4525 Downs Drive Popplewell Hall, 203
St. Joseph MO 64507
Phone: 816-271-4283
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E-mail: aweeks@missouriwestern.edu
Contact: Annette Weeks

Mo-Kan offers a wide array of community and business services.

Address: 224 N. 7th Street
St. Joseph MO 64501
Phone: 816-233-3144
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E-mail: tom@mo-kan.org
Contact: Tom Bliss

North Central Missouri College offers educational opportunities to earn a Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Applied Science and certificates in many fields. The NCMC service area is the largest in Missouri and covers 16 counties.

Address: 1301 Main
Trenton MO 64683
Phone: 660-359-3948 ext. 1278
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E-mail: jhelton@mail.ncmissouri.edu
Contact: Jason Helton

The Mission of Northwest Electric Power Cooperative is to provide dependable, high-quality, wholesale power to meet all present and future requirements of its members and to furnish strong leadership for marketing, community and economic development and other services; all consistent with the highest ideals of cooperative enterprise and sound business practices.

Address: Box 565
Cameron MO 64429
Phone: 816-632-8732
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E-mail: broach@nwepc.com
Contact: Byron Roach

NWMORCOG is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member governments.

Address: 114 W. Third St
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 660-582-5121
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E-mail: arnie@nwmorcog.org
Contact: Arnie Kreek

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation is a nonprofit organization which offers free and confidential business coaching in Northwest Missouri. We are a group of over sixty volunteers from six counties who care passionately about the success and sustainability of our rural Northwest Missouri region. We formed the Facilitation Board in order to assist our rural entrepreneurs in creating or maintaining their small business ventures.

Phone: 816-262-9400
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E-mail: facilitator@nwmef.com
Contact: Keli Morris

Rumery and Associates offers professional economic development services for northwest Missouri communities.

Address: 919 Jackson St.
Chillicothe MO 64601
Phone: 660-646-1900
E-mail: terry@rumeryassociates.com
Contact: Terry Rumery

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 715 Washington
Chillicothe MO 64601
Phone: 660-646-6811
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E-mail: mtruss@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Matt Trussell

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 1402 North College Dr.
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 660-562-1701
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E-mail: evansr@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Rebecca Evans

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help businesses develop and thrive.

Address: 3003 Frederick
St. Joseph MO 64506
Phone: 816-232-4461
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E-mail: evansr@nwmissouri.edu
Contact: Rebecca Evans

United Electric is a rural electric cooperative. Established in 1997 with the consolidation of Nodaway Worth Electric and Northwest Missouri, United Electric has headquarters at 30208 US Highway 136 in Maryville, Missouri and 401 North Highway 71 in Savannah, Missouri.

Address: PO Box 757
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: 800-748-1488
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E-mail: gstiens@ueci.coop
Contact: Gary Stiens

MU Extension is Missouri's one-stop source for practical education on almost anything.

Address: 201 Highway 136 East
Rock Port MO 64482
Phone: 660-744-6231
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E-mail: bakerjf@missouri.edu
Contact: Jerry Baker