Business and workforce


Business and careers
Government contracting improves prospects for Brookfield firm

With the help of a small business development program, Lois Rodriguez’s company has grown from two full-time and a few part-time employees to five full-time and as many as 13 part-time workers. Read more


Where are you and where are you going? Read more

Spring cleaning tips

Is your business blooming with the trees and flowers? Read more

Missouri's one and only — The BDP statewide network

Our Business Development Program is a multi-program, multi-institution model for an economic development engagement program. In the past three years it helped Missouri firms create or retain 24,000 jobs. Read more

Where are they now?

Two BDP success stories bring home silver for tasty brews. Update on two Missouri firms, Logboat Brewery (Columbia) and Public House Brewing  (Rolla).Read more

EquipmentShare — Columbia success story (Where are they now?)

Securing millions and expanding nationwide. Read more

CellARide — Springfield success story (Where are they now?)

Partnering with Toyota. Read more

Joy and Gladness Children's Academy LLC — Jefferson City

Joy and gladness in child care? Definitely. Read more

Employee engagement

An engaged employee boosts the success of the organization; a disengaged one saps it. Here are tips for balancing the many factors that ensure a positive, productive workplace.Read more

Five questions to determine your best financing options

Which option is best? The one that best fits your business. Read more

Grant helps small Missouri businesses export

It's called MO STEP=UP and wants you to do just that. Read more

Crafting your business plan with LivePlan

Better business plan = happier banker = better odds of success Read more

BDP creates/retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1B in increased sales

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program creates or retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in increased client sales for Missouri businesses. Read more

Reflecting on 50 years: Oct. 2016

BDP and MU College of Engineering combine the talents of faculty and staff to solve real-world problems. Read more


MU Extension's Business Development Program exists to help Missouri’s entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and to promote Missouri's economic development. It performs this vital service through a network of business counselors located throughout the state. Read more



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