BioSTL convenes leaders across the state, in rural communities, from healthcare, business, innovators, NGOs, workforce development, government, research and policy domains to share successful approaches to improving health and economic vitality.
A fresh, new approach is needed to revitalize the health and economic vitality of rural Missouri. More than lack of resources, rural communities lack access to cutting-edge innovation and the capacity to source, diligence, and leverage this innovation to improve the health and wellbeing of their community.
But change is happening. We are seeing green shoots in several Missouri rural communities. Please join us to learn what is working to support our rural communities from leaders making this change happen. Hear from local citizen-leaders who have convened their communities to take on the big challenges they face and deployed innovative solutions that are improving health and economic vitality in their communities.
Randolph County Caring Community Partnership:
Brian Williams, Executive Director
Lorna Miles, MBA, Project Director
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency:
Chris Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Ast, Director, Community Economic Development
Wesley Berkovsky, Vice President, Rural Health
Moderated by Vijay Chauhan, GlobalSTL Lead
Since 2001, BioSTL has laid the foundation for St. Louis' innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally-acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including the Cortex Innovation District and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (BioSTL Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy.