The Mississippi Ohio River Confluence Economic Alliance (MORCEA) was formed by representatives from Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee creating a joint, economic development group to promote growth across the four-state region. MORCEA’s mission is to connect the communities of the Mississippi and Ohio River Confluence for the purposes of facilitating growth of the economy and marketing the region’s unique assets,the ultimate goal of the Mississippi & Ohio Confluence Economic Alliance is to enhance the quality of life for both current and future generations.
MORCEA was recently awarded a REDI grant – a national- level grant funded by the USDA and facilitated by UK and Purdue University that will provide the region with up to 18 months of strategic planning and program creation assistance at no charge to the region.
MORCEA is currently seeking partners in the region from a variety of entities to be a part of the strategic planning process.
Connecting the communities of the Mississippi and Ohio River confluence for the purposes of facilitating growth of the economy and marketing the region’s unique assets.
KEY FOCUS AREAS
MORCEA has developed 10 key areas of focus for improvement.
- Youth retention
- Asset promotion
- Infrastructure improvement
- Individual and regional economic growth
- Wage increase
- Population base increase
- Avoidance of settling for mediocracy
- Youth involvement
- Fostering of high-tech industries
- Workforce development and recruitment
be a part of this regionAL initiative
The Mississippi Ohio River Confluence Economic Alliance is seeking a variety of individuals and organizations to help grow the economy in our region. We are currently seeking the following representatives to be a part of our team:
Business & Industry
Civic Minded Organizations
Economic Development Organizations
If you have an interest in being a part of this innitiate, please contact our office.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Phillip Halter – Charleston (City), MO – President
Lindsay Frilling – Obion Co, TN – Vice President
Todd Cooper – Ballard Co, KY – Treasurer
Phillip Robinette – Secretary – Charleston (City), MO – Secretary
Joe Griggs – Alexander Co, IL
Larry Klein – Alexander Co, IL
Kenny Wilson – Hickman Co, KY
Brooke Coffey – Obion Co, TN
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Kevil, KY 42053
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