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Energy-Related Economic Development

Energy-Related Economic Development is essential for Missouri's growth. ​

Don't miss out on our Federal Funding Collaboration Events in February.

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Economic Development and energy are inextricably linked.  The Missouri Energy Initiative board recognizes the role energy plays in Missouri's economic development.  To that end, MEI has supported the creation of energy-related jobs through Property Assessed Clean Energy, the Clean Energy Challenge, Business Plan Competitions, white papers, and the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Economic Development.

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MEI's Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee prioritizes MEI's policy work related to energy economic development, including selecting white paper topics, overseeing the development of the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Economic Development conference agenda, and supporting Property Assessed Clean Energy financing in Missouri.

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Missouri Energy Initiative, as a leader in economic development and energy policy, was identified by stakeholders as an ideal leader to launch a best practices PACE program in Missouri.  We undertook this effort in 2015 and developed best practices used by many programs throughout the country.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an alternative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy-related projects.  Learn more about PACE HERE.

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Economic Development Resources

MEI in collaboration with the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (MZ-IAC) at the University of Missouri, analyzed the results of a survey exploring the utilization of solar energy in small to medium-sized manufacturing facilities in Missouri. The results indicate a strong interest among the manufacturing industry to diversify their energy sources and utilize solar power.

Check out all of our resources HERE.


Midwest Energy Policy Series: Economic Development

Mark your calendars for the 2022 edition of the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Economic Development scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 in St. Louis, MO.  Visit our events page HERE.

Email your session topic & speaker suggestions to  You can review recordings of last year's presentations HERE.


Economic Development Events

Have an energy-related economic development event you'd like to list?  Reach out at

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Missouri's Energy Storage Industry & Supply Chain 

MEI is currently in the process of developing a white paper to provide a comprehensive overview of Missouri's robust energy storage industry. The paper will include an overview of the  key players in the industry, an analysis of the supply chain, the state's competitive advantages, barriers to growth, and potential solutions for expanding the industry and developing an energy storage industry hub in the state.

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