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Welcome to Mo-Kan

Mo-Kan is a designated regional planning commission (RPC) and economic development district (EDD), recognized by the states of Kansas and Missouri and the federal government. We provide community and economic development services to 36 municipalities and six counties in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Our region consists of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Atchison and Doniphan counties in Kansas. Additionally, Mo-Kan provides business development and financing services across the entire state of Missouri and all of northeast Kansas.


CEDS Survey

Mo-Kan Regional Council is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to facilitate the completion of a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

In order to update the CEDS Workplan, we need your input. Please fill out this brief survey about your community:

CEDS Community Survey
(External link to Survey Monkey)


Mo-Kan Seeks Bids on a Siren Trailer/Emergency Alert System

This piece of equipment will be purchased with funding provided by the State of Missouri, Office of Homeland Security. This funding is federally identified as: CFDA 97-067 Homeland Security Grant Program. As such all vendors must attest to being allowed to do business with the federal government and the State of Missouri and are NOT on the federal or state Excluded Parties Lists.
Minimum required specifications:
• Speaker amplification of at least 400 watts
• Telescoping mast height of at least 24 foot
• Permanently mounted to a towable trailer
• Ability to do a live public announcement
• Ability to be remotely activated
• Ability to store multiple messages
• To be drop shipped to our site (4950 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506)
• When delivered – to be fully functional. Battery/ies included
• Quoted price is to be inclusive of all costs for a fully functional/operational unit.
• Detailed specs for quoted equipment should be included in bid response
• Must be willing to accept a purchase order issued by Mo-Kan Regional Council, to initiate the purchase.
• Must be willing to accept a final payment in, not less than, thirty days.
• Able to provide technical support for at least 24 months
• Applicant is welcomed to provide separate quotes for optional equipment
• A list of references or customers near the 64501 zip code is appreciated

Responses will be accepted until 5:00pm October 7, 2016.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 816-233-3144 for more info.

Mo-Kan Regional Council (Mo-Kan) reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
Mo-Kan, in concert with the Region H Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC), will make the final selection which is in the best interest of Mo-Kan and Region H RHSOC.


Counties Lag Behind National Recovery, Report Finds

  • A new National Association of Counties report depicts an economic recovery that hasn't yet been realized at the local level in much of the country. Read more here.

Mo-Kan Accepts $1.2 Million in EPA Grant Funding

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) representatives and Mo-Kan staff held a press conference on June 19, 2014. Read more here.

FirstNet Stakeholder Input Needed

  • Mo-Kan is seeking law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other first responders to give input on the planned FirstNet initiative. 
  • Next meetings will resume in early 2015. Read more.

Government Contracting: Why Relationships are Important

  • There are a number of reasons why businesses should develop a relationship with government contracting officers. Read more here.

Missouri On-Site Wastewater Loan Program

  • MoDNR program for repair or replacement of private wastewater treatment systems. To learn more, click HERE