BRIDG serves as the programmatic research arm of the University of Missouri Extension's Business Development Program. It provides both applied and secondary research and evaluations on Missouri's small business and entrepreneurial community. Specifically,
- BRIDG supports the development of curricula, products, and services used by field faculty by providing timely, targeted, and useful research and evaluations about small business and entrepreneurship.
- BRIDG collects and compiles secondary business, industry and entrepreneurial research and evaluations for field faculty, staff, clients and public policy makers. check
- BRIDG designs and implements specific applied research initiatives requested by internal and external partners or identified through existing research and evaluation. check
- BRIDG provides a variety of venues for academics and field faculty to share their small business and entrepreneurial research and information.