Tri-State Development is a community-focused organization that provides resources and assistance to industry, organizational, and stakeholder partners throughout the 36-county region of Northeast Missouri, Southeast Iowa, and West Central Illinois.

Current Projects

Tri-State Development Stakeholder Survey

In summer 2022, Tri-State Development initiated a survey to stakeholders in the 36-county region to ask for input on what task forces would be most beneficial in addressing the challenges and opportunities prevalent in our area. The survey results are provided exactly how they appeared in the responses received. They reflect only the opinions of the unidentified respondents and not Culver-Stockton College or Tri-State Development.

View Survey Results

Labor Force Dynamics Study

Adjunct instructor Maria Kuhns is working with her Agricultural Economics class to complete a Labor Force Dynamics study for Marion, Ralls, and Lewis Counties in Missouri. The Agricultural Economics class is partnering with Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council to gather information to create a white paper which will be presented to area employers to better understand labor force topics like labor force participation, average wages, commuting patterns, cost of living in Northeast Missouri, and worker utilization of state and federal assistance.

The study will help local employers better understand challenges and realities of their potential employees as well as provide students with experiential learning opportunities and form relationships with local employers.

How Can Tri-State Development Help You?

At the heart of our mission is assisting communities, businesses, and stakeholders with projects and strategies that enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Tri-State region.

Academic Research & Data Analysis

Tri-State Development can utilize its network to initiate studies that lead to a presentation of research findings related to a particular industry, policy, or question.

Email Survey Distribution

Tri-State Development can provide support to your data collection efforts by promoting your survey to stakeholders in the region.

Meetings & Focus Groups

Tri-State Development at Culver-Stockton College serves our region as a neutral convener of community stakeholders. We are able to facilitate relevant and productive meetings that engage community stakeholders in critical discussions that lead to actionable outcomes. Utilize Tri-State Development in assisting with your company, community, or organization’s need to tap into regional perspectives, opinions, and expertise.

Data & Statistics for Grant Submissions

Including important data and insights in grant proposal submissions helps make a compelling case for support. It can also be an overwhelming task to track down the right statistics from the most trusted resources. Tri-State Development has the ability to pull data quickly from any publicly available datasets to assist you in crafting an accurate and valid proposal.

Academic Project & Program Assistance

The Tri-State Development Higher Ed Consortium was created specifically to assist you and your regional efforts by linking academic expertise and resources to community projects and needs. From conducting research to help inform a community-based proposal to student participation on impact projects, our academic institutions are equipped and committed to serving our communities. We will work together to identify how we can collectively support your efforts.