ExCEED collaborates with partner organizations, programs and nonprofit organizations. Our partners bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and capacity to the work we do in communities. Some of our key partners are featured below, and we encourage you to peruse their websites.  

Community Policy Analysis Center (CPAC) conducts research-driven projects at the county, regional, national and international levels, with a focus on issues affecting community policy and rural areas. 

Department of Economic Development (DED) is the state's department for business development, job creation and community planning and development. The DED provides customized information, programs and economic data to businesses and individuals to drive economic growth in Missouri. 

eXtension connects students, researchers, clinicians, professors and the general public to research information and data produced at America's land-grant universities. 

Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) is a statewide, nonprofit association of economic development professionals and community leaders. MEDC works with other economic development entities to spur economic growth throughout the state with a variety of program initiatives and alliances. 

Rural Policy Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provides research and analysis on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing rural areas in the United States. The institute’s activities encompass research, policy analysis and engagement, dissemination and outreach, and decision support tools to help policymakers understand impacts of public policies and programs on rural places and people. 

MU Extension Business and Workforce Development provides research-based education and technical assistance to thousands of Missourians each year to enhance the competitiveness and success of their small businesses. The program assists clients in acquiring capital for business start-up, expansion, technology transfer and innovation.

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