Missouri CORE (Connecting Our Regional Economy) is a nonprofit economic development agency representing 5 mid-Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole and Cooper.
Anchored by the University of Missouri in Columbia and the State Capital in Jefferson City, CORE exemplifies a region of growth, innovation, and cooperation. CORE works hand-in-hand with regional leaders from diverse backgrounds to support economic development ensuring future growth and prosperity in the region.
CORE facilitates the attraction of new businesses, promotes projects that have a region-wide economic impact, and assists communities in the expansion of existing and start-up businesses. Missouri CORE provides the tools to make growth and expansion in the region a reality, Contact Us, to see what we can do for you.
"Locating the Missouri Plant Science Center in Mexico was a logical choice. This location allows us to capitalize on Missouri’s strength as a leader in biotechnology and benefit from the state’s commitment to entrepreneurial development. We also have convenient access to our technology and research partners at the University, as well as direct access to the natural and human resources we need to support our manufacturing efforts.”"