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Small Business and Technology Development Center

SBTDC provides professional business analysis, confidential business consultations, and business education seminars to local entrepreneurs. SBTDC assits business owners with business and marketing plans, competitive analysis, and strategic business planning to make new and existing business successful.

Small firms: • Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. • Employ half of all private sector employees. • Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll. • Generated 65 percent of new jobs over the past 17 years. • Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP.

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  • SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.
  • MO BUSINESS PORTAL This is your single point of entry for business registration, filings, licenses, and permits for doing business in the State of Missouri.
  • MO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT DED provides state level resources in support of both new business attraction as well as expansion of existing businesses
  • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DWD provides resources to local businesses through the area Workforce Investment Boards as well as local one-stop career centers. DWD provides assistance with job description development, job postings, and applicant screening and training programs
  • MISSIOURI PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) assist businesses in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.

THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN THE MAEDC REGION are committed to working with our local communities, their partner organizations and their members to enhance the quality of life in our Region making it a great place to live, work and raise a family. MAEDC Region Chamber websites include:


LOCAL LENDING INSTITUTIONS – MAEDC HAS ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS with all the local lending institutions in the MAEDC Region and can provide assistance with compiling the necessary documentation and project presentations.


THERE ARE 19 RPC OFFICES operating as a part of the Missouri Association of Councils of Government to work on projects and foster an improved quality of the life. The RPC’s offer numerous resources including access to low interest revolving loan funds. MAEDC Region RPC’s include:

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