At the annual Northeast Missouri Development Partnership conference held at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Dane Stangler, director of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, emphasizes the importance of economic development.
However, Stangler notes that Northeast Missouri isn't upping the ante when it comes to economic development and entrepreneurship. He observes that Northeast Missouri has only a few resources capable of running a business. Stangler advocated for middle class education as key to economic growth and future entrepreneurial thinking.
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.