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What does your Missouri business need to grow?

Calling All Rural Missouri Entrepreneurs

Ready to move the needle for rural entrepreneurship? Let’s dig in, see what needs to be done and get your voices heard by Missouri policymakers.

Join the Missouri Innovation Policy Network for a webinar in March 25 and tell us what's happening in entrepreneurship in your rural community.

Interested? You can join the webinar on March 25, but doing these things:

Wait, what's this about?

We are partnering with the Missouri Innovation Policy Network and need your input to help us understand entrepreneurship in the rural regions of Missouri.

The goals of the Missouri Innovation Policy Network:

  • Identify barriers to starting and operating a new business in Missouri
  • Map out your connections with policy makers across the state
  • Use that data to gauge if entrepreneurs like you have an interest in forming a coalition to influence their elected officials to prioritize entrepreneur-friendly policies in Missouri

You can join the webinar on Monday, March 25 at 12 noon (should last about 45 minutes) to hear more about the project.

Alrighty! Let's move some needles and make Missouri the state for innovation, edge to edge, plains to bootheel.

MO Innovation Policy Network

March 25, 2019 at 12:00PM (CST - US/Central)

Ways to Join

Go to: or just call 855-385-6207 . No PIN needed. Alternate #: 718-838-9874

If you have any questions, comments or concerns; please contact Sarah Schlemeier at 


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