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Standard & Poor's report reaffirms AAA bond rating for Mo
December 22, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on the release of a report by rating service Standard & Poor's, which again gives Missouri the highest credit rating possible for its general obligation debt. Read more...
$1.8 m in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act to fund additional grants
December 21, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced four projects that will receive a total of $1.8 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Read more...
$87,248 in tax credits awarded to St. James business for jobs creation, new investment
December 21, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of state tax credits for a St. James business under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program to assist in the creation of new jobs and investment. Read more...
Nat'l workforce mag awards MoDOT 2009 Optimas Award for Service
December 17, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Transportation's ability to deliver more highway construction projects without adding full-time employees has earned the department the 2009 Optimas Award for Service from Workforce Management magazine. Read more...
Innovative plan to bring more science and tech companies to MO
December 16, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today outlined a new initiative that will create stable, ongoing funding to attract and retain high-tech scientific and research jobs in Missouri. Read more...
Missouri's food pantry tax credit
December 15, 2009 - Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, visited two Missouri food pantries this week to make citizens and businesses aware of the opportunity they have to receive a tax credit for helping others in need. Read more...
Stakeholder survey on education "Race to the Top"
December 15, 2009 - State education officials have launched a survey that will enable Missourians to offer suggestions and rate a wide range of ideas that could become part of the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" funding. Respond to the online survey by Monday, Dec. 21. Read more...
Gov. Nixon launches $12 million initiative to train Missourians for high-tech, high-demand careers
December 14, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today launched Training for Tomorrow, a $12 million initiative to educate Missourians in high-tech fields and get them working in growing industries. These grants will help Missouri community colleges create or expand training programs to serve additional students. Read more...
Nov 2009 state jobs report released
December 11, 2009 - Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly in November, according to data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Read more...
MO organizations win three of five prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Nat'l Quality Awards
December 8, 2009 - Missouri organizations have won three of the five 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards announced on Monday by President Barack Obama and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. The award is the nation's highest Presidential honor for innovation and performance excellence. Read more...
Missourians embrace free technology e-learning program to improve job prospects
December 1, 2009 - A recent partnership between the state of Missouri and Microsoft to provide free technology education to thousands of Missourians is striking a chord with job-seekers across the Show-Me State. Read more...
$170,975 in tax credits to MBCH Children and Family Ministries
December 1, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that a Bridgeton not-for-profit organization has been approved for tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Read more...
$124,595 in tax credits to St. Louis organization
December 1, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that a St. Louis organization has been approved for remediation tax credits through the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. Read more...
Enhanced enterprise zone designation to DREAM community
December 1, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for the city of Chillicothe and parts of Livingston County. This designation will allow city and county officials to continue to move forward with economic development efforts. Read more...
Broadband Expansion Across MO with $1.9 million Recovery Act Grant
November 30, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that the state of Missouri will receive more than $1.9 million in a competitive federal Recovery Act grant as the first step to expanding broadband Internet service across the state. Read more...
Agreement to freeze tuition for second year in a row (2-year colleges)
November 20, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon and the presidents of Missouri's community colleges delivered some good news today: for the second year in a row, in-state students and their families won't see tuition or academic fees rise by a penny. Read more...
Specialty crops awarded funds to further enhance industry
November 19, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced that they have selected 13 agricultural projects across Missouri to receive funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Read more...
$350,000 tax credit awarded to non-profit organization
November 19, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that an El Dorado Springs not-for-profit organization has been approved for $350,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits. Read more...
MO wins $1.2 Million for "Green" jobs training
November 19, 2009 - The state of Missouri, through the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), has been awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant for $1,227,192 in the area of "green" jobs training. Read more...
$75,000 tax-credit awarded to Salvation Army's job training program
November 19, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that a St. Louis not-for-profit organization has been approved for tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Read more...
Major foodservice industry player sets up captive insurance company in MO
November 18, 2009 - A leader in the U.S. foodservices market has become licensed as a captive insurance company by the Missouri Department of Insurance, thanks to a new state law making the captive formation process easier. Read more...
MoDOT invests big in small highways
November 18, 2009 - Smart use of taxpayer dollars has allowed the Missouri Department of Transportation to undertake an additional $144 million worth of work on some of the state's worst highways. Read more...
Gov. Nixon details agreement to freeze tuition for second year in a row
November 18, 2009 - For the second year in a row, in-state, undergraduate students at Missouri's four-year, public colleges and universities won't see tuition or academic fees rise by a penny. Read more...
Agreement to freeze tuition for second year in a row
November 17, 2009 - Under a new agreement with Gov. Nixon, Missouri's public, four-year schools have agreed not to impose a tuition increase on in-state, undergraduate students for the 2010-2011 school year. Read more...
MO Development Finance Board to vote on $2 million-bond project that will create 124 new jobs
November 17, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today called upon the Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB) to approve $2,066,000 in Missouri BUILD bonds for pharmaceutical and animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., which is expanding its campus of facilities at its St. Joseph location. Read more...
MO's unemployment rate fell in Oct
November 16, 2009 - Missouri's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell in October, while the national rate rose four-tenths of one point, according to data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Read more...
MO will enter 1st round of "Race To The Top">
November 13, 2009 - Commissioner of Education, Chris L. Nicastro, said today that she intends for Missouri to submit a proposal in January for the first round of the federal "Race to the Top" initiative. Read more...
St. Louis employer, Express Scripts, to create 300 new jobs
November 12, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on the decision by Express Scripts to expand by building a new high volume filler pharmacy in St. Louis, which will create 300 new jobs. Read more...
Enhanced tax credits assist business in creation of new jobs
November 10, 2009 - DED awards $71,842 in enhanced Enterprise Zone tax credits to St. Louis business for jobs creation and new investment. Read more...
Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits awarded to not-for-profit
November 10, 2009 - A St. Louis not-for-profit organization has been approved for $171,205 in tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Read more...
Tourism Commission appoints Kathleen Steele Danner as Director of Tourism
November 10, 2009 - The Missouri Tourism Commission today appointed Kathleen (Katie) Steele Danner as the director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. Danner replaces R.B. "Bob" Smith III as Director, effectively immediately. Read more...
$266 million initiative to speed creation of construction jobs on infrastructure projects
November 9, 2009 - Missouri will use $146 million in federal Recovery Act funds and $120 million in state funds on work to address aging wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. Read more...
State releases Oct 2009 general revenue report
November 6, 2009 - State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2010 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections declined 10.8 percent compared to fiscal year 2009. Read more...
Missouri ports will help state be a leader in nation's transportation needs
November 5, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today helped dedicate a brand new warehouse at the New Madrid County Port that will provide an economic boost to agriculture, transportation and other industries in southeast Missouri. Read more...
Enhanced Enterprise Zone designation granted to St. James
November 5, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for the city of St. James, allowing city officials to continue to move forward with economic development efforts. Read more...
Enhanced tax credits assist business in creation of 23 new jobs
November 2, 2009 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of state tax credits for a Pamona business under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program to assist in the creation of new jobs and investment. Read more...
Innovative partnership with Microsoft to provide high-tech skills programs—free of charge
November 2, 2009 - Gov. Nixon makes technology education available for thousands of Missourians. Read more...
Northwest Missouri cattle operation among new recipients of innovative low-interest loan program
October 30, 2009 - Gov. Nixon provides capital to King City ranch in latest round of four Small Business Loan Program awards. Read more...
Gov. Nixon selects Kansas Commerce Secretary as head of Missouri Department of Economic Development
October 29, 2009 - David Kerr has led Kansas economic development agency since 2007; previously was president of AT&T Kansas and executive for SBC in St. Louis, Dallas. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, business leaders outline need for increased training at Missouri community colleges
October 22, 2009 - The need for workers with vocational or technical training is growing quickly, and Missouri must be ready to keep up. Read more...
Partnership with public colleges, universities meeting critical need for health care professionals across Missouri
October 20, 2009 - Gov. Nixon highlights Caring for Missourians as program begins training hundreds of new medical professionals. Read more...
Gov. Nixon expresses support for state incentives on Express Scripts expansion in St. Louis
October 19, 2009 - Missouri Development Finance Board to vote tomorrow on $3 million in bonds for project that will create 270 new jobs. Read more...
Gov. Nixon visits Audrain County to tour centerpiece of 1,679-mile natural gas pipeline system; commends REX pipeline project for economic boost in Missouri
October 14, 2009 - The compressor station is the connector between the east and west portions of the 1,679-mile Rockies Express (REX) Pipeline system to deliver natural gas from Colorado to Missouri and other Midwest states as far east as Ohio. Read more...
Gov. Nixon highlights Caring for Missourians as program begins training hundreds of new medical professionals
October 14, 2009 - Partnership with institutions of higher education will reduce unmet statewide demand for skilled workers in health care positions. Read more...
Missouri submits initial report on investment of Recovery Act funds
October 10, 2009 - In a continuing effort to promote accountability and transparency for Missouri taxpayers while complying with all the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the state today submitted its initial report to the federal government on expenditure of ARRA funds. Read more...
Gov. Nixon welcomes continued trade relations between Missouri and Taiwan
October 2, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today welcomed the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission to Missouri and signed a joint communiqué to ensure that the mutual relationship between Missouri and Taiwan continues to flourish. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces Noranda returning to full capacity, has rehired 38 laid-off workers
September 30, 2009 - Governor details major plan to provide innovative workforce training, retain hundreds of jobs at Noranda Aluminum. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon breaks ground on downtown airport terminal, hangar project that will create 94 new jobs
September 28, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today visited the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City and announced that the state is awarding $3.5 million in economic incentives for construction of a new terminal building, hangars and other facilities at the site. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon discusses growth opportunities, challenges with St. Louis business leaders
September 18, 2009 - Gov. Nixon, local executives share strategies for creating new jobs during stop on Show-Me Business Tour. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon sends letters to Secretary of Transportation supporting Recovery Act funding for St. Louis river terminal, greenway projects
September 17, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon this week sent letters to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in support of federal funding for two projects that would provide economic benefits to the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. The projects seek Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, which were authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon discusses growth opportunities, challenges with Springfield business leaders
September 15, 2009 - Gov. Nixon, local executives share strategies for creating new jobs during stop on Show-Me Business Tour. Read more...
Gov. Nixon hears directly from local business leaders during Show-Me Business Roundtable in St. Joseph
September 14, 2009 - Governor, local executives discuss strategies to create jobs, turn economy around. Read more...
Gov. Nixon sends letter to Secretary of Transportation supporting St. Charles County application for matching funds to complete Page Avenue extension
September 11, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood supporting the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant application of St. Charles County for matching funds to complete Missouri Route 364, the Page Avenue extension. The TIGER grants were authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and the applications for the grants are due Sept. 15. Read more...
Gov. Nixon releases Automotive Jobs Task Force report during visit to Ford Assembly Plant in Claycomo
September 9, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today visited the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Claycomo to release the report of the Missouri Automotive Jobs Task Force. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, Mayor Slay announce environmental clean-up project during visit to former Carondelet Coke Corporation
September 3, 2009 - State-funded initiative to clean up pollutants at old coal plant; project to create more than 360 jobs in St. Louis City. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces $3.4 million competitive grant won by Highway Patrol to enhance rural law enforcement
September 3, 2009 - Competitive grant through Recovery Act Rural Law Enforcement Program will enhance recently expanded Livestock and Farm Protection Task Force. Read more...
Gov. Nixon praises selection of Missouri company as first biomass conversion facility in the nation to qualify under federal funding program
September 2, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today praised the selection of the Show Me Energy Cooperative as the first biomass conversion facility in the nation to qualify for matching payments to its suppliers under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Read more...
Gov. Nixon awards first ten recipients of low-interest loans as part of his Small Business Loan Program
August 14, 2009 - Loans to provide much-needed capital to small businesses in tough economy. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces joint state, electric co-op initiative to expand broadband Internet across Missouri
August 12, 2009 - Federal application would bring $142.3 million to Missouri to lay 2,500 miles of broadband fiber, construct 200 new towers. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces grants for new technology to assist students, teachers in Missouri schools
August 4, 2009 - Governor visits schools to discuss award of more than $4 million in competitive grant funding for technology learning in 14 Missouri school districts. Read more...
Gov. Nixon awards more than $7.3 million in drug task force, technology grants to local law enforcement agencies
July 29, 2009 - 36 police and sheriff's departments across Missouri will receive Recovery Act funds to strengthen enforcement efforts and prevention of drug crimes. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, seven other Governors sign agreement on developing high-speed rail
July 28, 2009 - Memorandum of Understanding calls for states, city of Chicago to work together in pursuing Recovery Act funds to develop high-speed rail corridors; Chicago-St. Louis given top priority, connection to Kansas City would follow. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces $1.5 million in grant funding to help local authorities fight Internet crime
July 27, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to 13 multi-jurisdictional initiatives across Missouri whose mission is to enforce the law against cyber crimes, such as illegal online enticement and child pornography. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces $141 million in interest-free bonds for school construction projects
July 16, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that dozens of Missouri school districts will receive a combined $141,441,000 in interest-free federal bonds to pay for construction projects financed through voter-approved bond issuances. Read more...
Gov. Nixon signs legislation encouraging energy efficiency to save utility customers money
July 13, 2009 - Bipartisan legislation, Senate Bill 376, was embraced by consumer advocates, environmental groups and investor-owned utilities. Read more...
Gov. Nixon signs bill to protect Missouri families from sudden foreclosures
July 10, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today signed House Bill 836 & 753 into law to protect Missouri families from sudden foreclosures during these difficult economic times. Read more...
Gov. Nixon initiates public-private partnership in effort to bring broadband to all corners of Missouri
July 7, 2009 - Nixon issues request for partners in competition to win Recovery Act funding for expanding access to high-speed internet; deadline for notice of interest is July 13. Read more...
Missouri Gov. Nixon, Illinois Gov. Quinn detail vision for Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail line during visit to St. Louis Amtrak station
June 22, 2009 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today visited the St. Louis Gateway Amtrak Station to detail their shared priorities for competing for federal recovery funds to establish a high-speed passenger rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on the Fiat/Chrysler plant reopening
June 17, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on the announcement that Fiat/Chrysler will reopen its Missouri truck plant to produce 2009 and 2010 models. Read more...
Missourians receive first extended unemployment benefits made possible under bill signed Friday by Gov. Nixon
June 17, 2009 - Missourians who have exhausted their unemployment insurance while they continue to look for work have begun receiving their first payments of extended benefits under House Bill 1075, a bill signed into law last Friday (June 12) by Gov. Jay Nixon. The bill will inject up to $65 million of federal Recovery Act funds in Missouri's economy by extending the period for Missourians to receive unemployment benefits. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces targeted tax cut for more than 16,000 small businesses
June 11, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Kelly's Furniture in Kirksville to detail legislation that provides a targeted tax cut for Missouri's small businesses. Read more...
Gov. Nixon signs bipartisan jobs bill during stops in St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia
June 4, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today traveled to St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia to sign one of his top legislative priorities into law: House Bill 191, the bipartisan jobs bill. This bill provides critical resources to help businesses create new jobs, expand their operations and train the workers they need to fill the jobs of tomorrow. Read more...
Gov. Nixon shares ideas about high speed rail at roundtable with Vice President Biden, other Governors
June 3, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon shared his ideas about developing high speed passenger rail service at a roundtable today in Washington, D.C., with Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the Governors of several other states. The Governor said he wants Missouri to be at the forefront of high speed rail projects that could be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A portion of ARRA specifically mandates funding for improving and deploying high speed rail systems in the United States. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces opening of applications for Small Business Loan Program
June 1, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that applications and guidelines for the Missouri Small Business Loan Program are now available to Missouri businesses. Created by the Governor's executive order and approved by the Missouri Development Finance Board, the start of the Small Business Loan Program marks another advance in Gov. Nixon's agenda for economic development by providing much-needed capital to small businesses during these difficult economic times. Read more...
Statement on Federal Stimulus and Unemployment Legislation
May 19, 2009 - Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Larry Rebman released the following statement. Read more...
Gov. Nixon visits site of future next-generation automobile plant for announcement of 120 new, high-tech jobs
March 27, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon joined leaders from the Smith Electric Vehicle U.S. Corporation to announce that the company's next generation of all-electric, zero-emission trucks will be built in Kansas City. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon signs SB313 into law, codifying special state treasury funds for federal recovery dollars
March 26, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today signed into law SB313, which codifies the two special funds the Governor created in February to track every dollar received by the State Treasury under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: the Federal Budget Stabilization Fund and the Federal Stimulus Fund. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on initial MDFB vote to create direct loan pool for small businesses
March 24, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement regarding an initial vote by the Missouri Development Finance Board to establish a direct loan program for small businesses. Read more ...
Gov. Nixon dedicates advertising funds to encourage baseball fans to "arrive early, stay late" for All-Star Game
March 18, 2009 - Gov. Nixon directed the Missouri Tourism Commission to develop a detailed marketing plan to encourage baseball fans to "arrive early and stay late" for July's All-Star Game and to promote the numerous attractions, restaurants and hotels throughout St. Louis and Missouri. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on initial MDFB vote to create direct loan pool for small businesses
March 9, 2009 - Under an agreement spearheaded by Gov. Nixon, the Missouri Hospital Association will voluntarily contribute an additional $52.5 million a year to provide health care to parents in Missouri. Read more...
Gov. Nixon opens new state funds strictly for recovery money to ensure accountability and transparency
February 26, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon's administration today created two new funds within the State Treasury where all federal recovery money will be deposited to ensure accountability and transparency. Gov. Nixon also announced that Missourians can track all federal recovery fund receipts and expenditures on the State's Web site, Transform.Mo.Gov. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, Kansas City Southern announce 129 jobs to be created through Quality Jobs, other incentive programs
February 25, 2009 - A state tax credit incentive program is helping bring 129 new jobs to downtown Kansas City, Gov. Jay Nixon and railway company Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced today. Read more...
Gov. Nixon launches Transform.mo.gov as Missouri portal for economic recovery projects, ideas, stories
February 23, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today launched Transform.mo.gov, a centralized Web site where Missourians, non-profit organizations, local governments, businesses and others can submit proposals for projects that will use federal recovery dollars to create Missouri jobs and transform the state's economy for the 21st century. Read more...
Gov. Nixon signs agreement bringing additional benefits for unemployed Missourians
February 19, 2009 - One day after laying out his vision for using recovery funds to create jobs and transform Missouri's economy, Gov. Jay Nixon acted to take advantage of enhanced federal jobless benefits provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Gov. Nixon signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that will use federal dollars to give unemployed Missourians an additional $25 weekly as they seek to return to the workforce. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces Transform Missouri Initiative to create jobs, invest in Show-Me State's economic future
February 18, 2009 - One day after Gov. Jay Nixon kicked off the first economic recovery project in the nation, the Governor outlined his Transform Missouri Initiative, a program designed to develop Missouri's human capital, enhance our transportation and information infrastructure and spark scientific and technological growth in the state. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on the Tuscumbia Bridge job-creation project
February 17, 2009 - Moments after President Barack Obama signed the federal economic recovery bill, Gov. Jay Nixon kicked off construction at the Route 17 Bridge over the Osage River in Tuscumbia. The Tuscumbia project is one of the first economic recovery initiatives in the nation and is a first step in Gov. Nixon's plan to use the stimulus dollars to create jobs and turn Missouri's economy around. Read more...
Gov. Nixon releases funds for construction projects at community health clinics in Kansas City, St. Louis
February 13, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon visited two federally qualified health centers in Kansas City and St. Louis to announce that he will immediately release state funding from the Fiscal Year 2009 capital improvements budget to support expansions and renovations of their facilities. Read more...
Gov. Nixon releases $5 million to construct new facility for Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Columbia
February 12, 2009 - During a visit to the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he has authorized the release of $5 million from the Fiscal Year 2009 capital improvement budget to construct a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Center. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on Senate committee moving forward on Quality Jobs Expansion bill
February 11, 2009 - Following a bipartisan vote by the Missouri Senate's Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee to send HB 191 out of committee for a vote by the full Senate, Gov. Jay Nixon released the following statement. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, legislative leaders push Quality Jobs expansion during tour of high-tech St. Joseph lab
February 9, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon and a bipartisan group of legislators today visited a high-tech pharmaceutical production facility in St. Joseph to see Missouri's successful Quality Jobs Program in action. Read more...
Gov. Nixon’s statement on House passage of Quality Jobs Expansion bill
February 5, 2009 - Following passage of HB 191 by a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives, Gov. Jay Nixon released the following statement. Read more...
Gov. Nixon's statement on House vote on important job-creating legislation
February 4, 2009 - After the Missouri House of Representatives perfected HB191, an important job-creation bill, Gov. Jay Nixon released the following statement. More...
Gov. Nixon talks about program to meet need for health care professionals, put more Missourians in high-skill jobs
January 29, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon today visited the University of Missouri-Columbia's Sinclair School of Nursing to discuss his new program that addresses both the shortage of health care professionals in Missouri and the need to create good-paying, high-skill jobs in the state. The Governor unveiled his Caring for Missourians program Tuesday night during his State of the State address and came to the MU Nursing School to provide additional information. Read more...
Gov. Nixon highlights economic priorities during visits
January 28, 2009 - One day after giving his first State of the State Address, Gov. Jay Nixon visited a small business and a major job-training facility to detail his priorities for creating jobs in Missouri and turning the state’s economy around. Read more...
Gov. Nixon proposes urgent job-creating legislation in first State of State Address
January 27, 2009 - In his first State of the State Address this evening, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined a bold agenda to turn Missouri's economy around and called on the General Assembly to pass job-creating legislation before its March break. Read more...
Gov. Nixon announces agreement to keep job-training programs affordable for Missouri students
January 23, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon visited the Springfield campus of Missouri State University to announce a historic agreement with Missouri’s two-year, public institutions that will protect students from tuition increases next year and provide stable funding for vocational-training programs in Fiscal Year 2010. Read more...
Gov. Nixon, higher education leaders announce historic agreement to protect students from tuition increases
January 21, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon is visiting three public universities to announce a historic budget agreement for fiscal year 2010 that will protect Missouri students from tuition increases and ensure that the state's higher education institutions receive the stable funding they need. Read more...
Gov. Nixon Provides Details on Show Me JOBS, a Bipartisan Plan to Get Missourians Back to Work
January 16, 2009 - In a visit to a Springfield design firm, Gov. Jay Nixon detailed his Show Me JOBS initiative, a bipartisan plan to get Missourians back to work and support small-business growth. Read more...
Gov. Nixon signs executive orders to help put Missouri economy on the right track
January 13, 2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Jay Nixon took action to turn around Missouri’s economy by signing three executive orders. Read more...
Gov. Nixon meets with young entrepreneurs on first day in office; seeks their input on what Missouri can do to foster spirit of innovation
January 12, 2009 - Minutes after he was sworn in as Missouri's 55th chief executive, Gov. Jay Nixon met in his state Capitol office with 12 young business entrepreneurs and innovators from around Missouri. Read more...