Tri-State Development Summit at Culver-Stockton College

The Tri-State Development Summit at Culver-Stockton College supports the region by cultivating collaborative relationships, promoting interdisciplinary problem-solving, fostering the expansion of academic-organization-industry initiatives, and developing an environment for collective impact to address the current and emerging political, economic, and social challenges in the region.

Connect

The Summit was formed as a collaboration to get things done! Recognizing then and now that we accomplish more when we work together. We work hard to connect ideas and the people who have them to each other so that our goals resonate more effectively.

Contribute

We help ensure that ideas make an impact! By
supporting projects and programs that contribute
to our local communities and regional goals, we help
drive outcomes!

Collaborate

The Summit is a collection of big thinkers, energetic
doers, and motivated partners who help move ideas,
create jobs, inform policies, and propel the regional economy forward.

JOIN US FOR THE TRI-STATE SUMMIT RELAUNCH 2022

  • The Tri-State Development Summit at Culver-Stockton College supports the region by cultivating collaborative relationships, promoting interdisciplinary problem-solving, fostering the expansion of academic-organization-industry initiatives, and developing an environment for collective impact to address the current and emerging political, economic, and social challenges in the region.
  • Almost 30 years ago, visionary community and business leaders joined together to create a collaborative approach to solving regional issues that impact all of us. They firmly believed that the communities in our area are dependent on one another and by working together, we are stronger. They were right! With a unified push, Tri-State Development efforts resulted in the completion of nearly 1300 miles of regional highway priorities; enhanced rural broadband access; highlighted the developing need for affordable housing, and successfully drew attention to other local impact initiatives. It all began with a 36-county, 3-state, one-voice approach that attracted attention to our region.
  • True to this original intended purpose, the Summit again seeks to convene engaged community members, elected officials, business owners, and educators in the 36-county area of Northeast Missouri, Southeast Iowa, and Central Illinois, to collaboratively identify and work together on the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Our towns, businesses, companies, organizations, farms, and rural populations offer the Midwest, the nation, and the world something very special. We, like you, believe this region is worthy of attention and investment.
  • Here's what you can expect:

- engaging local key speakers

- exciting keynote address

- interesting and lively panels

- important discussions

- intriguing announcements

- opportunity to connect with other regionally focused stakeholders

  • Please plan to attend and as we continue to build the Summit program, we hope that you will consider supporting the Tri-State Development Summit by becoming one of our sponsorship partners. Check back often for program updates! 

2022 Tri-State Development is Presented by

The Moorman Foundation

Sponsoring Organizations

2022 Tri-State Development Summit
September 15-16, 2022

REGISTER HERE

Become a Partner

When you become a partner of the Tri-State Development Summit you are supporting programs and activities that extend beyond the Summit conference, providing a year-long investment in collaborative program development, networking events, task force activities, and more!  


SPONSOR HERE

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU

The Tri-State Development Summit
is a stakeholder-driven organization
committed to the health, wealth,
and vitality of our region. Your
participation is important and vital
because YOU will guide these
efforts.

Impact Partners

Consolidated Machine & Welding a Division of CK Power
Northeast Power
Klingner & Associates
Mr. Ralph Oakley
Mercantile Bank
Hannibal Regional
Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell LLP
Poepping, Stone, Bach, and Associates

Community Partners

Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission
Moberly Area Community College - Hannibal
Great River Health 
Four Points Land Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
P&D Electric, Inc.
Greater Burlington Partnership
John Wood Community College
Homebank

Sustaining Partners

Michelmann Steel Construction Company
Macomb Area Economic Development Corp.
Commerce Bank of Hannibal
Pike County Economic Development Corporation
City of Macomb
Great River Economic Development Foundation
Iowa Wesleyan University

  • We look forward to updating this page soon. Thank you for your patience as we construct this site to best serve our stakeholders. To review past Summit information and details, please feel free to browse the previous site at: tristateofmind.com
Leslie Sieck

Meet Leslie Sieck


Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development Executive Director, Tri-State Development Summit

It's an honor to serve as the inaugural Executive Director of the Tri-State Development Summit and the first Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development at Culver-Stockton College. I look forward to working with all of our regional stakeholders in sharing the value of our regional community for investment and growth.    

Tri-State Development Summit

Mission

The mission of the Tri-State Development Summit is to bring together stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities within the 3 State regions of Northeast Missouri, Southeast Iowa, and Western Illinois and to work collaboratively toward regional outcomes that will encourage investment in our communities and enhance the lives of our citizens.

Vision

We envision a sustainable, replicable model for collaborative impact among academic, industry, and organizational partnerships through strategic discussions, and projects, leading to program outcomes.

Quick Facts

3 States

36 Counties

700,000+  People

20+ Years

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