Michelle Hataway,
Acting Director

Department of Economic Development
Truman Building, Suite 720
P.O. Box 1157
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) creates greater opportunities for Missourians to prosper. DED works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper through the various initiatives of its six divisions: Administration, Business and Community Solutions, Missouri One Start, Regional Engagement, Strategy and Performance, and Tourism..


Business and Community Solutions Division

The Business and Community Solutions Division administers programs to help businesses grow and create jobs. Additionally, the division provides vital resources to communities to enhance local economies.

Other Divisions