Our programs, team, and the businesses we serve accomplished incredible things in 2021. Client companies secured more than $7 million in investment and created more than 300 new jobs throughout Southwest Missouri. Our programs engaged with nearly 1,800 training participants, connected to tomorrow’s workforce through course partnerships and hands-on learning opportunities, and expanded our coworking space to meet increased demand.
2021 also included the launch of exciting initiatives such as Supercharge SWMO and the successful transformation of 4,000+ square feet into a state-of-the-art training and collaboration space known as the Jay Wasson Idea Loft. This impact and energy from 2021 will be magnified in 2022, as our programs enter into new partnerships, announce new programs, and celebrate even more wins for our region and state.