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

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Grant Opportunity for Farmers or Rural Small Businesses- Alternative Energy Improvements

  I wanted to share this grant opportunity for farmers or rural small businesses. This USDA grant through The Rural Energy for America Program will provide funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. The Rural Energy for America Program is designed to help agricultural producers…

The Importance of “Place”

  Creating a sense of “place” in communities can be as effective in small town economic development as traditional industry attraction. Even better, the barriers to creating a sense of place are much lower and rely largely on the willingness of a small group to organize and take action. Place based initiatives can revitalize downtown…

Entrepreneurial Planning and Management Certificate Opportunity

  The Center for Entrepreneurship through the Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern is offering the Entrepreneurial Planning and Management Certificate (MM92) in its entirety, this Fall 2020 semester. The certificate classes begin on Monday, August 17 and concludes by Friday, December 11 and are 100% online. Individuals who complete the Entrepreneurial Planning and…

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