MU Extension in Platte County
11724 NW Plaza Circle Ste 300
Kansas City, MO 64153-1161
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.