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Jakob Palleson

Jakob Pallesen

SBTDC Director
(573) 651-5156

Jakob Pallesen is the Director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) program. His work is focused on developing and implementing programs to support entrepreneurs and small businesses in the southeast Missouri region. He works with business clients to help them develop their strategic business plan, conduct market research, identify marketing strategies and opportunities, secure funding from banks and investors, expand into international markets, and find the right resources to support their long-term growth and success.

Before joining the SBTDC team, Jakob was a Project Coordinator at the Economic and Business Engagement Center. This job included researching regional entrepreneurship and economic development strategies, performing market research, and researching entrepreneurial ecosystems. The core focus of this research was to provide evidence and support for developing implementation strategies based on an entrepreneurship policy framework.

Jakob Pallesen earned a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Integrated Marketing Communications in 2012 and a Master of Business Administration in 2014, both from Southeast Missouri State University. Jakob is a native of Denmark, having moved to Cape Girardeau in 2007.


920 Broadway

Economic and Business Engagement Center
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701