Over the next 10 years, Ozarks members of the “greatest generation” and the first wave of the baby boomers that followed will transfer an estimated $47.2 billion of accumulated wealth to their heirs and others. For Missouri as a whole, that transfer of wealth will reach $134 billion. Over 50 years, that amount increases to a staggering $565 billion for the Ozarks and $1.5 trillion for Missouri as a whole.

The Alliance of Missouri Community Foundations partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a grant to commission the study by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb.

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