Business and Community Solutions Division
The Business and Community Solutions Division fosters regional economic growth by addressing economic development challenges with a combination of subject matter expertise, program administration, and innovative problem solving. The Division houses many of the state’s core economic development tools and programs, which it uses in close collaboration with the Regional Engagement Division to develop tailored solutions for business retention and expansion and community development projects.
Division of Administration
Overseen by Director Rob Dixon, the Department of Economic Development’s administration is comprised of many units and supports sections including general counsel, financial systems, budget and planning, legislative affairs, marketing/communications, and human resources. These units support the department’s agencies and its overall mission to grow the state of Missouri.
Division of Tourism
The Missouri Division of Tourism is the administrative arm of the Missouri Tourism Commission, and it advocates for the sound development of the travel and tourism industry in Missouri. The Division of Tourism’s mission is to market tourism, increase revenue, and deliver strong economic growth each year for the state of Missouri.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is an instrumentality of the state of Missouri, which constitutes a body corporate and politic. The Missouri Housing Development Commission administers three major programs: (1) a housing program that uses federal funds and leverages private funds to deliver affordable and workforce housing to families with children, seniors, veterans, and households with special needs; (2) a first-time homebuyer program; and (3) a homeless prevention program.
Missouri One Start Division
The Missouri One Start Division fosters regional economic growth by delivering tailored workforce solutions that make businesses more competitive, so they can create and retain jobs in Missouri. The Missouri One Start Division provides dedicated staff, funding assistance and targeted marketing to assist businesses with recruiting and training workers.
Regional Engagement Division
The Regional Engagement Division fosters regional economic growth by coordinating the delivery of tailored solutions for business retention and expansion and community development projects. The Division serves as the first and primary contact for DED’s local partners and business and community customers as they access state and federal agency resources. The division consists of six regional teams that span the entire state.
Strategy and Performance Division
The Strategy and Performance Division provides forward-looking insights to inform DED’s strategic planning, program development and performance management. It also houses the Department’s legislative, communications and marketing services, and provides subject matter expertise in specialized areas.