Missouri CORE (Connecting Our Regional Economy) is a nonprofit economic development agency representing 5 mid-Missouri counties. Missouri CORE includes the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole and Cooper. Click here to explore the region.

Key location advantages:

  • Highly educated and skilled workforce. The CORE region has numerous opportunities for higher education. High school and college graduation rates are above the MO and US rates.
  • Central US location, as well as central MO location. St. Louis and Kansas City are both about 2 hours drive time on Interstate 70. We also have 4-lane highways 54, 63, and 50 which provide excellent access in all directions.
  • Great place to live: Beautiful scenery, plentiful outdoor recreation (lakes, rivers, hiking, biking, others), low cost of living, low crime, friendly neighbors, access to world class higher education opportunities.
  • Available sites and buildings, through our LocationOne system.

Missouri CORE Proximity Map