SMCOG Staff attended the American Planning Association Missouri Chapter's Planners' Day at the Capitol. A big thank you to Senator Cunningham for making introductions and Lt. Governor Kehoe for the photo!
SMCOG Executive Director, Jason Ray, stepped into the KSMU studios to talk with Leslie Carrier about SMCOG, and how we've been working behind the scene for the last 29 years to assist local governments here in Southwest Missouri. Click to hear this 8min segment of Making Democracy Work.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Southwest Missouri was approved by the SMCOG board on January 25, 2017. This document is the result of a yearlong process by a diverse fifteen member committee representing regional stakeholders. The CEDS provides an overview of regional opportunities, resources and constraints to economic development, and identifies a plan to achieve economic growth.