President of Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI), Mike Brooks, will retire at the end of September. Since assuming the role in 2009, Brooks has helped REDI focus its efforts on attracting new business, expanding existing business, as well as building an entrepreneurial-friendly environment.
This week we sat down with Brooks, to talk about the importance of entrepreneurship to the local economy, and the challenges mid-Missouri faces in economic development.
Also, Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States. Four Missouri companies – AdKarma, Pendo Management Group, Gemini Consulting Center & Services, and GME Supply landed high spots on the list.
Missouri Business Alert’s Maggie Angst spoke with the top executives of these companies, to find out what makes these companies successful.