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New Growth to Co-lead Five-State Foods Center

New Growth to Co-lead Five-State Foods Center

May 3, 2023
Rural Missouri community development corporation New Growth will co-lead the new Heartland Regional Foods Business Center with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) through a $25 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Women's Business Advocacy Challenge

Women's Business Advocacy Challenge

March 29, 2023
Missouri’s rural Women’s Business Centers invite rural women entrepreneurs to raise their voices and be heard. The 2023 Women’s Business Advocacy Challenge is an easy way to give it a try. Join us!
Lucky Ducky Cleaning Grows with Lots of Hard Work and a Little Help

Lucky Ducky Cleaning Grows with Lots of Hard Work and a Little Help

January 5, 2023
Stacey and Larry Poe started Lucky Ducky Cleaning with a $5,000 loan from New Growth community development corporation. Less than two years later, the commercial cleaning company has contracts with 10 government office buildings and employs a team of nine workers.
Flower Power: What Small Shops Tell Us About Rural Revival

Flower Power: What Small Shops Tell Us About Rural Revival

January 5, 2023
Every local business is an asset from which new growth can emerge if we tend to the power of microenterprises, like micro-organisms in soil, to support new life. This is the essence of our mission at New Growth CDC.
Conservation Help for Your Farm: Apply Now!

Conservation Help for Your Farm: Apply Now!

December 1, 2022
Applications are open now for a free year of mentorship in Climate Smart farm conservation practices. Participants will receive 25 hours of one-one-one assistance from a team of experienced farmers who offer a broad spectrum of expertise.
Fresh thinking for women in business

Fresh thinking for women in business

July 26, 2022
The New Growth Women’s Business Center is pleased to offer an opportunity for six rural women entrepreneurs to join a peer-to-peer support group and work one-on-one with women’s leadership coach Dina Readinger.
Rural Café jumpstarts hometown with sales and love

Rural Café jumpstarts hometown with sales and love

June 30, 2022
Locally owned and rooted businesses will feature greatly in the revival of rural Missouri as a place where people and businesses want to be. That’s who the New Growth community development corporation is working to support with rural small business development and flexible micro-financing programs.
Region talks small business

Region talks small business

December 2, 2021
In one year the regional START HERE network has helped 14 new businesses start and launched a range of resources to help rural economies and communities grow. Its “5th Monday” luncheon in Warsaw brought partners together to explore this regional collaboration.
Back the New Growth Women’s Business Center

Back the New Growth Women’s Business Center

November 24, 2021
This year on Giving Tuesday November 30, 2021, we invite you to support the New Growth Women’s Business Center. The 15-county WBC is one of only five in the nation that focuses on rural entrepreneurs, men and women.
Workforce Action Opportunity

Workforce Action Opportunity

November 8, 2021
A major regional workforce study and next steps for funding west central Missouri action were the topic recently of the START HERE Business Acceleration Network’s bimonthly community partner meeting. View recording here.
Rural Businesses Grow with Credit Support

Rural Businesses Grow with Credit Support

September 30, 2021
Credit building program builds pipeline of bankable borrowers. Since October 2021, 26 participants in the New Growth community development corporation program have improved their credit scores 875 points, with a top entrepreneur achievement of 108 points.
Housing needed for rural revival

Housing needed for rural revival

May 18, 2021
A lack of housing options could nip new rural opportunity in the bud. Can the west central Missouri region muster the private-public collaboration and innovation needed to ramp up housing supply? This question is the topic of a “5th Monday” regional networking luncheon 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday May 24.