Strategic Economic Growth

Build an adaptable framework for continued growth in a changing environment


  • Define and plan for a diversified economic base
  • Focus recruitment and retention efforts
  • Implement economic development plans
  • Ensure fiscal sustainability

paper icon Implementation Plan

Meeting Schedule


Missouri Innovation Campus
MIC A-224
1101 NW Innovation Pkwy
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

January 9, 2020

Preliminary Identification of Strategies

February 13, 2020

Strategy Refinement and Prioritization

June 11, 2020

Strategy Review and Recommendation (location TBD)

September 1, 2020

C4 Teams Review of Plan
City Council Presentation

Team Members

Lauren Palmer, Mid-America Regional Council

City Council
Beto Lopez
Diane Forte
Bill Baird

Mark Dunning
Ryan Elam
Bette Wordelman
Steve Arbo

Community Partners
Brad Culbertson
Rick McDowell
Chip Moxley
Jon Cundiff
Matt Baird

Will Coates
Todd Haynes
Paula Derks
John Lovell
Mike Van Buskirk
Fred Delibero
Jon Ellis
Stacey O’Brien
Gary Moore
Clint Haynes
Steve Rich
Terry Trafton
Shane Veritasi