Create a Great State was a statewide effort driven by Grow Missouri, a broad-based coalition formed to advocate policies that will make Missouri a more competitive and attractive place in which to live and work. Led by a team of grassroots organizers and engaged citizens, Create a Great State awakened the consciences of likeminded Missourians who reject the status quo and refuse to settle for mediocrity.

Launched in the fall of 2014, Create a Great State took Missouri by storm with a tour covering every corner of the state by employing dynamic and unprecedented tactics. Organizers elicited feedback from Missourians from all political persuasions by facilitating inclusive discussions posing the basic question: What does it take to create a great state?