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The government wants what you have Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion annually on various products and services […]

2BuyAg, LLC – Fulton

Food fight!

Better by Design, LLC – Brookfield

Woman-owned construction firm succeeds with MO PTAC help.

Chip cards: What you need to know

What’s a chip card? Find out soon before it’s too late.

Innovet, Inc. – St. Louis

Tenacity learned in the service leads to tenacity as an entrepreneur …

Nanova – Columbia (Where are they now?)

Got cavities? There’s an innovative, MU-developed solution for that. Firm manufactures dental varnish, plans to add jobs.

Paradise Locker Meats, Inc. – Trimble

Just a little bit of paradise for carnivores

On the road to a new life

METP gave this father of four the confidence to start a new life.

State adds nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs in 2014

Missouri manufacturing roars back with most jobs in nearly 20 years.

Restoring Hope, LLC – West Plains

BDP Excellence in Business Award winner restores hope to people with developmental disabilities while boosting family income in one of the U.S.’ poorest regions.

EnCircle Technologies – Columbia

Business counselor dives in with business planning, research, crowdfunding, more to help firm train individuals with autism.

Halcyon Shades – St. Louis (Where are they now?)

Habitata president gives major props to BDP for multiple government contracts, resulting in profitable year, hiring new employees.

EyeVerify, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

‘Eyeprinting’ BDP client lands on Main Street.

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal (Where are they now?)

BDP helps make this business much more than a hole in the hillside.

InfernoTek – St. Joseph

Turning temperatures of 35 below to profit … the Inferno Element Protection System.

Why export?

Why export? Increase sales and profits Create domestic jobs Gain global market share More than 95 percent of the world’s […]

Consulting services

Personalized business consulting MO SBTDC business development specialists use their expertise to help Missouri businesses with critical business development issues. […]

International Trade Center

Export assistance The University of Missouri International Trade Center serves as your central source for high quality global trade research, […]

RK Stratman Inc. – Wentzville

Harley-Davidson T-shirt maker RK Stratman revs up international sales with help from MO SBTDC business development specialists.

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal

Floods are not normally a good thing, but this multifaceted business reaped valuable lessons from the flood of ’08.