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 subscriptions@mo-kan.org with "E-Newsletter" as the subject line. The most recent Mo-Kan E-Newsletters can always be found on the mo-kan.org 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. 

CEDS now available

Mo-Kan's 2014-2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is now available. Please click the link below to view the completed document. 

2014-2019 CEDS

Request For Proposal

Mo-Kan Regional Council is requesting proposals for professional services to manage our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Program as described in the attached Work Plan. Mo-Kan is seeking a qualified environmental professional to complete the services as a turn‐key effort, with minimal supervision required.

Proposals will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, with a deadline of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015.

See the attached Work Plan and RFP for more information.

Mo-Kan RLF Work Plan

Mo-Kan RLF RFP

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)

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News

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