Growth in the Rural Ozarks

An economic development program tailored to community goals.

About GRO

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A strategic approach to strengthen rural communities.

Growth in the Rural Ozarks is the CFO’s first economic development program, designed to create sustainable plans for long-term economic growth in our rural Ozarks towns. Facilitated by Cleveland-based Innovation Economy Partners and supported by the CFO, USDA – Rural Development and local stakeholders, GRO is currently in the implementation phases in Marshfield, Salem and Sarcoxie. Buffalo began participating in a second-phase of GRO in 2017.

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