Economic Development Alliance


Mission Statement: The Economic Development Alliance – Bolivar and Polk County coordinates and facilitates the development of a strong, diversified and competitive economy in the city and county. As a public/private partnership, the EDA focuses on addressing the needs and opportunities of existing businesses, providing assistance to new and expanding businesses, fostering workforce development, supporting an entrepreneurial culture, while advocating for a business-friendly climate in Bolivar.

Click Here to view a PDF of the Economic Development Alliance’s Annual Report.


Click Here to read the results from a survey the Economic Development Alliance sent out, in partnership with the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce, to gain some information from businesses to see how they have managed during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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Opportunity Zones                Certified Site Video           Education

Main Businesses                   Recreation                        General

Utilities                                    Government                     Transportation
Buildings and Sites


Information provided by Bolivar Chamber of Commerce.


For additional information contact: Gail Noggle, Executive Director – Economic Development Alliance – Bolivar and Polk County,  at (417)328-5811 or (417)292-8292 or by email at