Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Missouri will fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of its “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Citizens are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing and avoid large crowds, but there is no statewide health order about COVID-19 and local officials have authority to enact further rules.


Director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Justin Schulz assumed the role of Director of the Small Business Development Center in 2015 after working in underwriting and origination with the SBA 504 Loan program at the EDC.  He specializes in technical assistance, ideation, market validation, business plan development, and financing opportunities. During his career he has worked on $300 million in loan approvals.

Justin has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. He will finish his Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 2020.

Justin is currently serving as a board member for the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. When he’s not talking statistics and economy, you can find Justin in his garden, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or reading more statistics.