Dunklin County Economic Development
Melissa Combs, Director of Economic Development
100 Courthouse Square Room 202
Kennett, MO 63857
Our office's goal is to service existing employers and recruit prospective businesses to Dunklin County. We focus on Strategic Planning, Real Estate Development, Workforce Development, Public and Private Finance. We showcase the unique agricultural, industrial, and retail opportunities driving commerce in Missouri's Bootheel. Our personnel have developed relationships with elected officials, utility providers, and community stakeholders to foster positive growth and create packages attractive to prospective employers.
Goldman Sachs to offer Free Training to Small Businesses November 20, 2023
Goldman Sachs is partnering with State Fair Community College in Sedalia in offering 10,000 Small Businesses to small businesses in rural Missouri. The course offers practical business training, access to capital providers, and personalized support services. The first and last sessions will be in person and all other sessions are online. Goldman Sachs Foundation will cover travel and lodging costs. Eligible applicants are small businesses with at least two employees, who have been in business for 2+ years and generated at least $75000 in the most recent fiscal year. Applications are due December 1. Apply now at: gs.com/10ksb-missouri.
Dunklin County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Dunklin County is in the process of updating the Dunklin County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The existing plan, approved by FEMA five years ago was developed in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. To maintain eligibility for certain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants, the Act requires jurisdictions to develop a plan to assess their risks to hazards and identify actions that can be taken in advance to reduce future losses. The law requires Hazard Mitigation Plans to be updated every five years.
The hazard mitigation planning process is heavily dependent on the participation of representatives from local government agencies and departments, the public, and other stakeholder groups. Appropriate participants in the planning committee include, but are not limited to: emergency responders, county clerks, city clerks, elected officials, public works directors, floodplain managers, stormwater managers, county and city planners, economic development directors, GIS staff, business partners, private-non-profit representatives, school principals, school facilities directors, and school superintendents.
The Bootheel Regional Planning Commission has taken the lead in developing this plan. The points of contact are Christy LeGrand and Christine Young, Community Development Specialists. To successfully complete this project and ensure your organization is eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance funding, we need your participation and input. Jurisdictions (including county and city governments and school districts) that do not participate in an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are NOT eligible to apply for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.
Jurisdictions with questions regarding the plan should contact Christy LeGrand at email@example.com.
Looking for Commercial or Industrial property? Check out our available listings at LocationOne.
Are you a Dunklin County landowner interested in selling or leasing? Contact Director Melissa Combs to learn about listing your property to prospective investors.