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Through the Jesup Group, Crowder College strives to assist with community development, growth of entrepreneurship, and innovation in the communities we serve throughout southwest Missouri in efforts to help people become more self-sufficient and develop even stronger and more vibrant communities.

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The Community Development Institute (CDI) with Shelby Fiegel Episode 21

This podcast episode features Shelby Fiegel, Director of the Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The Jesup Group focuses on entrepreneurship, community development, and growing digital economies in rural southwest Missouri. While most of our podcasts feature entrepreneurs, this episode is focused on how CDI is creating stronger, more vibrant communities…

Finding Bliss in Persistence and Entrepreneurship

  This podcast episode features Megan Escalante. Megan owns Pineapple Bliss, a growing specialty desert shop in Joplin, Missouri and a new location in Springdale, Arkansas. On this podcast episode, Megan discusses her journey as a serial entrepreneur. She discusses how she learned and became more resilient business owner at each juncture and setback. The…

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