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Economic impact of Missouri's distilling industry
"Taking Farm and Forest to the Glass" was funded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture – Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority. This project measured the economic contribution of the state's distillery industry, created 2019 baseline data using secondary sources and a distiller survey and examined the value distillers bring to the state's economy through business linkages within the state.
Exceed analyzed the economic value and importance of the agricultural industry to St. Louis and the surrounding area. This project measured the economic contribution of agribusiness, jobs supported by agribusiness and reviewed agribusiness employers in the St. Louis region. In addition to published reports, Exceed faculty also presented the findings to the St. Louis Agribusiness Club.
Exceed conducted a synthesis review and objective analysis of prior northwest Missouri entrepreneurship studies and recommendations for The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri and Maximize NWMO. The analysis includes recommendations for improving the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Exceed analyzed the long-term economic benefits of a proposed marina to the city of Warsaw and surrounding Benton County. The marina is part of several planned transportation improvements in Warsaw that will increase tourism, housing and available business space in the downtown area. The marina economic impact analysis was included in a BUILD grant application the city submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Exceed routinely partners with businesses, communities, regions, governments and nonprofits to enhance economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in Missouri. We offer consulting for clients on projects related to: