SIKESTON -- The Mid-South Economic Development Alliance is working to utilize every available resource in the six-county region it serves. And to do that, it's reaching out to the individuals who experience it every day.
On Tuesday, the first business leaders roundtable luncheon was held, sponsored by M-SEDA and Missouri Delta Medical Center.
"We felt this was a great opportunity for our business leaders to share problems, solutions and ideas about ways to drive the business segment, and economic development. The goal is to stimulate business attraction, retention and expansion as well as improve general commerce within the six-county region we serve," said Susan Glasgow Lawrence, Mid-South director.
"We formulated it similar to a resource council group that we have," she said. Lawrence said Mid-South, formerly called the Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance, views this as a way to mobilize the business leaders and create a network within the region.
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