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Ozark Foothills Business Incubator

The Ozark Foothills Development Association owns and operates an industrial business incubator for new and expanding businesses - low cost rental space from 2300-5000 sqft.


COVID-19 Update: Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have as our staff will be available to provide assistance via phone at 573-785-6402 or e-mail during regular business hours of 8 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday

The Ozark Foothills Development Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)not for profit corporation housed with and using the same staff as the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission. Its purpose is to advance the economic development of the Ozark Foothills Planning Region through the creation, support and nurture of new and expanding businesses and commercial enterprises; to make land, building and facilities available for economic development projects; and to undertake collateral efforts supportive of economic development for the community in its service region. Currently, the Development Association administers the Ozark Foothills Business Incubator.

The business incubator offers new and expanding businesses low cost rental space ($2.06 per sq foot per year) with spaces from 2300-5000 sq foot.

Our service area includes Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley and Wayne Counties in Missouri.


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Legal Services

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
Primary ContactCrystal Jones
Address3019 Fair St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone(573) 785-6402
Fax(573) 686-5467