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Economic Development

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Money Maker

Mizzou plays a huge role in spurring Missouri’s economy.


Summer 2016 Briefly

Nuggets of news from across campus.

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CoMo Outdoors: Hit the Dance Floor

A guide to some of Columbia’s best celebrations, festivals and parties.

Family on hilltop

You Don’t Know Joe

Andrea Woolverton turns coffee distribution on its head in Nicaragua.

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Tiger Trolley Cars

MAA honors Jolene Marra Schulz for her professional accomplishments and service to MU.


Volunteering Valuable Venture Advice

Mizzou is tapping its entrepreneurial alumni to mentor others on their way up.

Bill Turpin

Missouri Calling

Silicon Valley star returns to Mizzou to run the life science business incubator.

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It’s Business — and Personal

The College of Business develops students’ personal and professional skills.


CoMo’s ABCs

Our roundup of the most unexpected things Columbia has to offer.

David Burton

Writing His Chapter on One-room Schools

David Burton preserves Missouri’s one-room schools.

Nanova Lab

From Lab to Marketplace

Company formed from MU research makes first product in Columbia.

Shibu Jose

Brewing Biofuel Innovation

MU professors form a startup to pursue a potential biofuel breakthrough.

Beyond Beef

Is This the Beef?

Beyond Meat branches out to faux hamburgers and ground beef.

Renee Miller

Real-world Rural Work

MU Extension’s ExCEED program helps more than communities.

Elaine Mooney

Harvesting Hills and History

The Mississippi River’s rolling hills are growing a stronger regional economy.


Making an Impact

Research, entrepreneurship and economic development are a growing part of MU’s mission.



A product developed at MU could revolutionize the aesthetic medicine market.

Domingo Pacheco

Stumbling Upon Opportunity

Young alumnus invests in the Mizzou student experience.

MU Extension historical tractor

MU Extension Celebrates 100 Years

Smith-Lever Act established Cooperative Extension Service in 1914.

Shawn Askinosie

From Bean to Bar

Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate to speak at MU.

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Failing Forward

MU students turn class competition into life lesson.

brown recluse

Once Bitten — or Not?

Rapid spider bite tests can speed doctors in correctly diagnosing unusual skin lesions.

Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy and Raja Gopaldas

Safety Valve

Researchers reduce the risk of a life-extending surgical procedure.

Jacoby Lab at Mizzou

Reinventing the Toilet

Researchers are creating a high-tech waste treatment device for developing countries.

John Yohe

Teach a Man to Farm

John Yohe has been improving international agriculture for more than 30 years.

Knot Genie

Mom Knows Best

MU alumna creates hairbrush with a cult following.

Rachel Anderson, Nicholas Trusty, Andrew Cafourek

Alumni Scholar Creates Alumni Spaces

Past alumni scholar launches web startup Alumni Spaces.

Dustin and Austin Stanton

Passion for Poultry

Young entrepreneurs hatch nation’s largest free-range chicken operation.

LaQuist painted shoes

Hitting the Ground in Style

J-School student runs custom-painted shoe business.

Larry Smarr

Gut-level App

Apps and the future of health care.

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