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Jefferson County Growth Association

Serving Businesses & Encouraging Growth in Jefferson County



The Mission of the Jefferson County Growth Association (JCGA) is to provide coordination of professional leadership to promote and support new and existing growth throughout Jefferson County, Missouri.


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Your membership in the JCGA is an investment in the success of your business!


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2023 JCGA Event Calendar
Meet Our Newest Members to Join the JCGA

Jefferson County Together ~ June 27, 2023


Won't you join us?

The JCGA in collaboration with the Arnold, De Soto, Hillsboro, Northwest, and Twin City Chambers, will be focusing on networking during this event, that will in fact bring us all together; creating extraordinary opportunities to expand your connections across all of Jefferson County. The amazing Chris Hagan is our Emcee, and Chris will keep this networking event hopping! Doors open at 7:30, free breakfast, door prizes and tons of networking!! We hope to see you there.

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LEGISLATIVE FORUM ~ Thursday, June 22, 2023

Thank You to our Sponsors of the Jefferson County Now Event!

JCGA Businesswomene's Event ~ July 27, 2023

2023 Bottleneck Bridge Ride

Come join in the fun,

it will be ONE HILL OF A RIDE!

The Bottleneck Bridge Ride is presented by the Festus Tourism Commission, the City of Festus, Trailnet, and the Jefferson County Growth Association.
Leaving from the festival atmosphere on Festus' Main Street, with routes ranging from 17 to 67 miles, the ride takes you through town centers and on country back roads of Jefferson County, with rest stops at local wineries, restaurants, and historical sites such as the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge.
For the kiddos, we have Strider races brought to you by Living Life on 2 Wheels. Come for the bike ride and stay for the live music, dining, and shopping.

Bottleneck Bridge Training Ride | Villa Antonio Winery

What are you doing Saturday, June 24? Grab your bike and join us on Saturday at Villa Antonio Winery for Bottleneck Bridge Ride Training Ride leaving from one of our sponsors and rest stops. Pedal off at 9 am. Then hang out for a post-ride glass of wine and eats if you wish. Route direction cue sheets will be available. All are welcome. Don't worry though, it's a casual-paced no-drop ride! The route will be about 30 miles through many parts of the Bottleneck Ride. Come join us for this training ride around the Hills of Jefferson County.

What are you doing on July 9th? Grab your bike and join us at Russell House Restaurant for Bottleneck Bridge Ride Training Ride leaving from one of our sponsors and rest stops. Pedal off at 9 am. Then hang out for a post-ride glass of wine and eats if you wish. Route direction cue sheets will be available. All are welcome. Don't worry though, it's a casual-paced no-drop ride! The route will be about 30 miles through many parts of the Bottleneck Ride. Come join us for this training ride around the Hills of Jefferson County.

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Save the Date 2023 - Golf
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Thank you to all who sponsored and attended the JCGA Installation Breakfast. A special thank you to Jeannie Goff, Jefferson County Clerk for performing the Induction of Oath of Office, David Hovis for speaking on behalf of the Jefferson County Tourism Commission, and McKenna Rhine with McKenna's Sugar Time Bakery as our guest speaker. And last but not least, THANK YOU to our amazing Board Members for all you do for the JCGA, we appreciate you and look forward to the continued growth of our organization!

State of the County ~ Jefferson County Plans for 2023

Thank you to Dr. Clint Freeman, Dunklin R-5 School District Superintendent, and the Dunklin School District for hosting this year's event.

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In case you missed it, here is an Encore Presentation of the 2023 State of the County Event.
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Sponsors 2023 SOTC 1a
Sponsors 2023 SOTC 2b
Thank You Sponsor Slide
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Sponsors 2023 SOTC 5a
Sponsors 2023 SOTC 3a

Welcome to our newest member ~ HSB Advisors, LLC


COMTREA is merging with Compass Health Network with an effective date of July 1, 2023.



The Jefferson County Growth Association would like to thank Todd Tracy, former Executive Director of the (EDC) Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County, and former JCGA Board Member. Thank You, for all your hard work and countless hours of dedication to Project Redbird. Without your efforts and collaboration, we would not be celebrating the growth of James Hardie, the new Global Business that is calling Crystal City its new home in Jefferson County, Missouri.
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Missouri Governor, Mike Parson


Todd Tracy, (EDC) Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director and JCGA Board Member

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James Hardie Building Products, Crystal City, 2025


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Providing NO-COST Consulting and Resource Services to Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corp
  • IT Services
    • Systems setup and diagnostics
    • Website development, building, and maintenance
  • Legal Services
    • Contracts
    • Business formation
    • Commercial transactions
  • Funding     
    • Loans
    • Grants: research, writing, application

Disclaimer: The SBRC is not a funding source. Grant funds received enables the SBRC to provide the no-cost consulting and pay for clients to receive services from our partners and SPOKES.

  • Accounting Services
    • Payroll processing
    • Bookkeeping
    • Taxes
  • Marketing & Advertising Services
    • Social media
    • Logo design
    • Brand development

SBRC Hub and SPOKE Model

These are all resources and services we, and our resource partners provide at no cost to the client. If there is a service they are needing that is not provided by us or our partners, we will search to find an entity that does provide it.

Small Business Administration – Community Navigator Pilot Program

Jefferson Franklin  Community Action Corporation – SBRC Page

Shown below is a construction map courtesy of MoDOT,

listing the 2023 -2024 scheduled projects in Jefferson County.


Jefferson County Manufacturing & Logistics Industry Overview

Above is a marketing piece created by St Louis Regional Freightway through contract with the Hauser Group. This profile highlights Jefferson County’s manufacturing and logistics potential and brings focus to the economic possibilities of the Jefferson County Port District and greater Jefferson County.  Along with St Louis Regional Freightway, partnerships between the EDC, Jefferson County Port Authority, Jefferson County Growth Association, and others are mentioned. Members of JCPA and County Executive Gannon contributed to this overview, as well.

This information has been shared by the (EDC) Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County, Missouri.


Proposed Container-On-Vessel Service to the St. Louis Region advances with new partners signing on for the development of a Container Port Facility in Jefferson County, Missouri

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Photo credit - Jefferson County Port Authority

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Shop local, together we can build a strong community!



Are you looking for things to do around Jefferson County? 

Well look no further...

Jefferson County Growth Association is truly committed to our members. We are here to help bring awareness to these local businesses in Jefferson County, who we are proud to call JCGA members.

  • Come visit Villa Antonio Winery in Hillsboro. The perfect place to bring family and friends, to relax and unwind. Enjoy scenic views, award winning wines and delicious meals along with Italian hospitality.
  • Take a trip down Main Street in Festus, where you will find Main & Mill Brewing Company. Featuring handcrafted beers and American Pub fair. Come in and enjoy a cold one!
  • Take a tour through Jefferson College, open the door to a new world of possibilities! They have many courses to offer, whether you're interested in university transfer programs, technical career programs, customized business and industry training, or continuing education courses.
  • Stop to dine at The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery in Historic Kimmswick, home of the “Levee High Apple Pie!” Delicious home cooked meals and too many heavenly desserts to just choose one, served with Southern hospitality!


Shopping local creates the sales tax money needed to fund our local fire,

ambulance, and police. It also generates funding for road repairs.

" Shop Jefferson County,

it may just save your life!" 

Dan Govero, JCGA President

     If you would like a bumper sticker to show your support and promote shopping local in Jefferson County,

please call 314-210-0211 or send an email with your return address information to

Your Tax Dollars Matter
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One Plan, One Voice   ~   2023

“One Plan One Voice” is a multi-year plan to transform Jefferson County into a destination community attracting businesses, families and tourists for its quality of life and economic opportunity. From a regional brand that illustrates our strengths and enhances regional perceptions, prioritized roadway and safety improvements, support of continued investment in education, broadband connectivity and strategic business and economic development partnerships, JCGA leadership, members and partners create the road map and work together for economic prosperity.

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Arnold Chamber of Commerce

De Soto Chamber of Commerce

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Twin City Chamber of Commerce

Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce