Poor is an attorney and rural planner with experience and expertise in rural community and economic development.  He advises cities, counties and economic development agencies in affordable housing, downtown revitalization, industrial development and infrastructure development matters. He has served as counsel to numerous small towns in Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks.  Poor also has experience working with Native American tribal entities. 
Poor is dedicated to helping rural America profit from growth in the Green Economy.  Poor is an expert in agricultural, energy and environmental policy. He has been counsel on agribusiness and renewable energy projects in eleven states. Having served as both a senior government official and an agribusiness and renewable energy corporate attorney, Poor brings a unique insiders perspective on project financing and approval. Poor’s experience and extensive contacts in business and government are a valuable resource to public and private sector players in rural development.
Poor has managed site selection and strategic planning processes for wind, biofuel and value-added agricultural enterprises. He frequently handles due diligence projects for agribusiness firms. He also has experience in agricultural cooperative formation, structure and governance. Poor’s multi-disciplinary skills as an attorney, consulting planner and public affairs consultant are critical to building public support and consensus for agribusiness and Green Economy projects in rural areas.