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How Salmon Enterprises, a Local Farm, is Growing their Food Business

How Salmon Enterprises, a Local Farm, is Growing their Food Business

They knew selling beef directly to neighbors and other people was possible, but the connections made through New Growth connected them with buyers they might not have thought of on their own.
Does $0.67 a Mile Really Cover Driver Expenses

Does $0.67 a Mile Really Cover Driver Expenses

How do the expenses add up? And why are people glad to volunteer? We break down the math and answer a few questions about being a volunteer driver for New Growth Transit.
How to Get More Productivity with the Same Team

How to Get More Productivity with the Same Team

Who wants 50% more productivity with the same team? Learn how to harness the power of a collaborative culture!
The Impact of New Growth Transit on Frequent Rural Medical Access

The Impact of New Growth Transit on Frequent Rural Medical Access

What's it like to live in rural Missouri, need access to frequent medical care, but can’t drive yourself? Read about Gary and James, New Growth Transit riders who had limited choice in transportation.
Festival of Games 2024

Festival of Games 2024

At the heart of community action is Community! Join us for fun events hosted across West Central Missouri this summer in support of providing access to opportunities and choices for our neighbors and rural communities.
Fueling Rural Business Growth: Accelerate Past the Death Valley Curve

Fueling Rural Business Growth: Accelerate Past the Death Valley Curve

Rural businesses can face extra challenges to get past the "Death Valley Curve," a phase where startups balance growth potential with limited funding. Jessi Runner's Beauty Mark Mobile Salon exemplifies this support, having found the backing to expand with an innovative business model that benefits multiple rural communities.
Tending the Business of Local Food: Connecting Local Farms to Local Plates

Tending the Business of Local Food: Connecting Local Farms to Local Plates

New Growth works with entrepreneurs to pursue growing demand for food that does not travel thousands of miles from farm to plate. Though our partnership with the new five-state Heartland Food Business Center, we can provide industry specific support to food and farm entrepreneurs.
Wheels of Kindness: The Impact of Volunteer Transportation

Wheels of Kindness: The Impact of Volunteer Transportation

New Growth Transit addresses the challenge of limited transportation choices in rural communities. With over 500,000 miles of transportation provided, the demand is huge, and volunteer drivers find meaning from their service.
Fueling Futures: The Empowerment Mission of New Growth Women's Business Center

Fueling Futures: The Empowerment Mission of New Growth Women's Business Center

Empowering business owners of all genders, the WBC supports businesses in all phases of growth: start-up, expanding, or even as an idea yet.
Business Training and Networking Opportunities

Business Training and Networking Opportunities

Growing a business in our local rural region can have unique challenges. New Growth wants to bridge the gap by connecting both farm and non-farm business owners of West Central Missouri and Eastern Kansas to resources they may not know about.
START HERE Business Acceleration Network

START HERE Business Acceleration Network

The START HERE Business Acceleration Network is a team of resource partners working together to ensure rural small business success.
Project Brings Rural Business Life to Light

Project Brings Rural Business Life to Light

Bringing rural life to light – showing the everyday innovation and enterprise of people in rural Missouri – is the focus of the Rural Business Photo Stories Project at New Growth, a nonprofit community economic development organization based in west-central Missouri.