MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
1600 NE Coronado DR.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Business Development for all types of Businesses with some added emphasis in sustainable food systems (farm to table), mass media production/relations and arts/entertainment. Special subject areas include: Business Start-up process including site-location analysis and regulatory compliance. Certified Economic Development professional by the International Economic Development Council. Certified Public Information Officer by Mid-America Regional Council. Certified Business Coach by Missouri Business Development Program / Blue Mesa Group. Provides one-on-one business counseling and coaching to business executives at all stages of development.
Served as a full-time professional Economic Developer for 25 years assisting all types of businesses from Fortune 500 to mom and pop home occupations. Have owned several businesses including: Public Relations and Advertising - with some specialization in government relations and media production; Retail cafe / restaurant; Lawn and Garden Retail Center with significant greenhouse production and on-site service capabilities; Real estate development operation. Strong background in government incentives and grants.