JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Southern State University is offering a new institute to help create and expand new ventures.
The Institute for Business Innovation, Leadership and Development at the Joplin university also is designed to contribute to the strategic economic development for the Joplin region.
John Groesbeck, dean of the business school, says the school wants to bring together business, computing technology and engineering to help existing businesses and new ventures, while also helping people begin new careers or find more meaningful employment.
The institute will host activities such as seminars, while also offering training and certifications.