Area Organizations That Promote Economic Development Receive USDA Funding

Two organizations that assist with economic development in the area counties are recipients of USDA funding to support rural Missouri businesses.  The USDA provided more than $1 million to a total of 19 organizations statewide to create jobs and increase economic opportunities.  Locally that includes:

  • Green Hills Rural Development Inc. who will use a $39,000 grant to make improvements to its building. This project will help support activities related to workforce development, economic development, transportation planning, community development planning, hazard mitigation activities, and solid waste management.
  • Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Inc. who will use a $53,863 grant to assist with technical assistance and program delivery throughout the northwest region. The funding will assist the Maximize NWMO team with the expenses associated with the last steps toward its pilot program’s envisioned end goal: to have developed and tested a rural-based system of collaborACTION that will serve as a continuous guide and source of support for leaders.


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