Geared for Opportunity

Where the world comes to work.

Who We Are

Encouraging Business Growth Through Innovation
We are a diverse board of businesses and organizations in Rolla and St. James, Missouri. Our mission is to foster economic growth and improve the quality of life within our community.

Mo Dehghani

“I’ve always known about Rolla as the home to a world-class technological university, and I never dreamed I would ever have the opportunity to lead such an institution. Once I got to know Rolla the community, I was sold. Rolla is home to a diverse, educated work force, an excellent school system, and a strong partnership between the university, local government, and community leaders. I’m proud to call Rolla home.”


Dr. Mo Dehghani, Chancellor

Missouri University of Science and Technology

A Culture of Innovation

Home to Missouri University of Science & Technology

A top-ranked Engineering College in the U.S. with nearly 100 degree programs, S&T builds upon a heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation across all academic and research disciplines so that our community is inspired and ready to pursue and solve the world’s great challenges.

Area Assets

Area Assets



Life in Rolla

Life in Rolla & St. James

Sites & Buildings

Sites & Buildings

City of Rolla logo

City of St. James logo

Phelps County logo

Welcome to Rolla, Missouri

Only 90 minutes from St. Louis and Springfield.


Big Quality of Life. Low Cost of Living

With hundreds of miles of trails, sprawling landscapes, friendly people, and continuous economic growth, Phelps County is the perfect place to call home.

Major Employers

Brewer Science logo

ETS Wound Care logo

Forest Service logo

Hartmann logo

Missouri S&T logo

MO SCI logo

Phelps Health logo

Royal Canin logo

St. James Winery

Tacony logo

USGS logo

Fort Leonard Wood logo

Steve Jung

“I chose to stay in Rolla after graduation and work at Mo-Sci Corporation because of the deep ties Mo-Sci had with S&T. Mo-Sci was interested in commercializing the bioactive glass technologies developed during my PhD work and offered me the opportunity to see that through.”


Steven Jung, Chief Technology Officer

Mo-Sci Corporation

Local Healthcare

Phelps Health

Phelps Health is one of Missouri’s leading regional referral centers, serving over 200,000 residents in south-central Missouri. Phelps Health includes a hospital licensed for 242 patient beds serving Rolla, MO and surrounding counties.

Mercy Clinic

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems from 2016 to 2019 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.

Our Local Partners

Geared for Phelps is brought to you by these local organizations:

Archer-Elgin Engineering

The Bank of Missouri logo

Baron Aviation logo

Brewer Science logo

City of Rolla logo

City of St. James logo

IECA logo

Investment Realty logo

Missouri Enterprise logo

MO Sci logo

Missouri S&T logo

Phelps County logo

Phelps County Bank logo

Phelps Health logo

RMU logo

Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce logo

Southern Bank logo

Town & Country Bank logo

RCDC logo

Reach Out

For questions regarding business in the Rolla region, please contact us:


101 West 10th Street, Suite 1 Rolla, MO 65401