The Call That Could Help Change the Fate of Missouri Jobs
JEFFERSON CITY - "Made in Missouri." Those are the words Governor Jay Nixon hopes to hear more of in the coming months. Six business leaders from across the state will discuss the importance of the bipartisan "Made in Missouri Job Package," Tuesday afternoon.
The conference call could help impact the future of Missouri jobs.
The jobs package's major points are:
- The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) - to generate economic growth in next-generation science and technology industries.
- "Compete Missouri" - cuts business regulations, Nixon said, to make economic tools more effective for employers seeking job creation.
- Foreign trade incentives - namely, a project called "Aerotropolis", which aims to make St. Louis Lambert Field a hub for Missouri international exports.
- Data centers - high-tech next-generation data center development incentives hope to create additional Information Technology (IT) jobs.
- Tax credit reform - helps support these added incentives.
- Dan Mehan, president and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Hugh McVey, president, Missouri AFL-CIO
- Dick Fleming, president and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
- Jim Heeter, president and CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
- Jim Anderson, president, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
- Tracy King, vice president, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry