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Partners in Development

Local Partners

Institute for Regional Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Southeast Missouri State University
Director (Interim) – Ms. Crystal Jones
573-651-5956

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
Director – Mr. Brian Gerau
573-243-8131

Old Town Cape (Cape Girardeau’s Main Street Organization)
Executive Director – Ms. Marla Mills
573-334-8085

University of Missouri Extension – Small Business and Technology Development Center
Business Development Specialist – Mr. Richard Proffer
573-243-3581

Regional

Ameren Economic Development Services
Business Services – Mr. Skip Smallwood
573-651-5629

Visit Cape
Executive Director - Ms. Brenda Newbern
573-335-1631

Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission
Executive Director – Mr. Chauncy Buchheit
573-547-8357

Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority
Executive Director – Mr. Dan Overbey
573-264-4045

Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission
Executive Director – Mr. David Blalock
573-614-5178 ext. 108

Utility Partners

See Site Selection Services: Utilities Page for full listings.

State

Missouri Partnership (Marketing and Outreach for State of Missouri)
Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Steven S. Johnson
1-877-725-0949

Missouri Department of Economic Development
Project Manager/Southeast Region – Mr. Brandon Smith
573-522-2386

Missouri Economic Research & Information Center (MERIC)
Southeast Regional Contact – Ms. Tecora Duckett
573-522-6261


Job Training & Workforce Organizations

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
Director – Mr. Rich Payne
573-334-026

Mineral Area College and Southeast Regional Industrial Training Group
Business Specialist - Ms. Bev Hickam
573-270-3542

Missouri Career Center
Director – Mr. Mike Berry
573-290-5766

Technology Resource Center – Southeast Missouri State University
TRC Coordinator – Mr. Scott Wright
573-651-5907

Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri
President & COO – Ms. June O’Dell
573-334-0990

 

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