From Deep Roots
Ripe in History.
Ripe for Growth.
Getting more of Missouri’s 38 million annual visitors to stop and spend money here is one way to keep local businesses going and community assets growing. Tapping into tourism can help us build and sustain features that locals and visitors both want, such as cultural events and recreational trails. A little tourism boost can help us secure community necessities, too, such as grocery and hardware stores.
People love small towns, open spaces, and quiet rural life. This is community economic development opportunity for west central Missouri. Seizing it requires innovation and investment in what it takes for young and old to live well here, from quality, affordable housing to transportation options and healthy neighborhoods.
Farmers and farmland are at the heart of our rural places, and central to a new era of health and wealth here. Getting local food on our menus, in our schools, and into nearby cities can help us build commerce and community. It’s also part of making sure everyone here eats and lives well.
New Growth works in tandem with its parent organization, the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, to improve lives and livelihoods in nine west central Missouri counties: Bates, Benton, Cass, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, St. Clair, and Vernon.
New Growth, West Central and partners are pulling together the resources, organizations, and regional will needed to launch a new era of community health and wealth in west central Missouri.
As a community development corporation, New Growth works to advance rural people and places toward a stronger tomorrow. It builds on West Central’s work since 1965 to assist individuals and families in need today.
Together, New Growth, West Central and partners aim to eliminate poverty here by pulling together the resources, organizations, and regional will needed to launch a new era of community health and wealth.