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Economic Development Resources

Useful websites, tools and organizational resources related to aspects of economic development, such as entrepreneurialism, social capital and funding, in rural communities.

Missouri Community Betterment Association

“Missouri communities, especially small rural communities, struggle to maintain their livelihood, facilitate growth and improve their quality of life due primarily to a variety of interdependent economic and population challenges. Missouri Community Betterment offers hope by helping community leaders expand personal connections through individual contact, technology use, resource networks, celebrations and gatherings.”  

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development Faith and Opportunity Initiative

Focuses on non-profits and community organizations, both secular and faith-based, looking for ways to positively impact their communities by utilizing USDA resources.