Based on these results, the Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative Board updated investors and made recommendations for the next 2 years. The suggestions made include increasing the group's emphasis on education and small business development and job creation in technology related fields.
Spokesperson Rob O'brien says this morning's event was an important step for the group. "They are partners in this. They are stockholders, they are investors, however you want to phrase it. It's very important to keep them in tuned with what has been going on, the successes to date, and what the future vision is for the initiative."
The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative is funded by investments from local governments and private sector companies.