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Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center

The Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center facilitates innovation-based economic growth in Northeast Missouri. MREIC provides support to entrepreneurs through one-on-one assistance and links to important resources.


Established in 2006, Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center is a non-profit innovation center located in Kirksville, Missouri. MREIC is dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs in Northeast Missouri. Its primary focus is to enhance entrepreneurship by providing a supportive infrastructure for entrepreneurs, allowing them to enhance their capabilities, broaden their networks and successfully grow their companies. MREIC's location near Truman State University and A.T. Still University allows the center to focus on available University resources to generate new ventures; including innovations in healthy aging and information intensive technologies. MREIC's services are available to all entrepreneurs. MREIC currently is supporting the start-up of client ventures with products ranging from food innovations to construction components to products with military applications to those for information-sensitive security systems.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Technology Grants

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Incubator Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer


  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactMREIC Representative
Addresss315 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone(660) 665-3348