Class Research Project Kick-Off Event Presents Economic Development Panel

Class Research Project Kick-Off Event Presents Economic Development Panel

October 2, 2018

Truman’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Justice Systems is presenting “Economic Development Panel: Generating Jobs in Northeastern Missouri” on Oct. 9, 2018, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2090. This panel on the economic development challenges facing northeastern Missouri is the kick-off event for a class research project. Students enrolled in Structured Inequalities (SOAN265) will use historic and contemporary images, census data, tax data and interviews to examine the impacts of globalization and the shift toward a service economy built on the environment and the distribution of opportunities and resources in Kirksville and the surrounding area.

All interested students and faculty members are invited to attend this event.

Guest speakers include:

  • Carolyn Chrisman, Director, Kirksville Regional Economic Development Inc.
  • Kristen Thomure, Human Relations, Kraft-Heinze Company
  • Tony Keene, Asst. CEO, Northeast Regional Medical Center
  • Ashley McCarty, Executive Director, MO Farmers Care

In addition to the speakers listed above, the students will hear from Truman alumna Andrea Davis on Oct. 16 at noon. Andrea will be talking about her work constructing the most recent comprehensive community needs assessment for the Community Action Program of Northeast Missouri or CAPNEMO.

Flyer for Economic Development Panel: Generating Jobs in Northeastern MIssouri

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