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.

Mo-Kan E-Newsletter

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Mo-Kan offers a free quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date on the happenings in the region. If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to with "E-Newsletter" as the subject line. The most recent Mo-Kan E-Newsletters can always be found on the homepage. Click on Transportation Planning to view Mo-Kan’s bi-annual Transportation E-newsletter.

2013 NADO Innovation Award

Mo-Kan Regional Council received a 2013 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Better Block St. Joe project. Mo-Kan accepted the award at NADO’s 2013 Annual Training Conference, held August 24 - 27 in San Francisco, California. Click here to read more about the award and the Better Block St. Joe project. 

Request For Proposal

Mo-Kan Regional Council is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to contract services for the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The EWDJT program provides a funding source to non-profit and other eligible organizations to train and assist in placement of unemployed or underemployed workers in fields such as waste water management, environmental remediation. The grant includes a footprint of 15 counties, nine in northwest Missouri and six in northeast Kansas.

Proposals will be accepted up until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

See the attached RFP for more information.

EWDJT Request for Proposal

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)

TextCaster Alerts

Mo-Kan provides TextCaster Alerts to its various boards and working groups. Sign up to receive text or email reminders of meeting times and other relevant news.

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Funding Available for Northwest Transportation Safety Programs

  • Schools, community groups, law enforcement, health departments and other groups can apply online for grant funding to improve safety on our Northwest Missouri roads. All grant applications must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, November 21, 2014Read more here or View the Online Application Form 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