Transform News

February 2010

$849,800 awarded to St. Louis information technology firm
February 26, 2010 - Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) Director David Kerr visited a St. Louis information technology firm today and awarded $849,800 in Brownfield Redevelopment Incentives to assist the business in expanding its operations that will create 147 new jobs.
Earthquake insurance market feeling some tremors
February 25, 2010 - February is Earthquake Awareness Month, and Missouri Insurance Director John M. Huff says earthquake insurance is available across the state, but with some significant shortcomings in coverage.
Enhanced Enterprise Zone designation granted to Webster County
February 25, 2010 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Webster County
New federal credit card rules take effect
February 24, 2010 - On Feb. 22, numerous new credit card regulations took effect.
Gov.'s statement on initial approval of prompt pay legislation
February 24, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon today released a statement following the Missouri House's perfection of House Bill 1498, which would expedite payment to health care providers who treat patients with health insurance.
Incentives allow Jefferson City business to create 52 jobs
February 24, 2010 - Approved $100,000 in Development Tax Credits for the expansion project of Command Web Offset Co., Inc., in Jefferson City.
City of Henrietta awarded $432,500 CDBG for water systems improvement project
February 24, 2010 - The city of Henrietta has been approved for a $432,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a water systems improvement project.
$390,050 awarded in tax credits to Springfield business for jobs creation, new investment
February 23, 2010 - Approval of state tax credits for a Springfield business under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program to assist in the creation of new jobs and investment.
Money for nuts (fruits and vegetables, too)
February 22, 2010 - Groups and organizations involved in the production or marketing of grapes, nuts, vegetables and other non-traditional crops are encouraged to apply for their share of more than $300,000 to be distributed in the 2010 Specialty Crops Block Grant Program.
City of Meadville awarded $500,000 CDBG for water systems improvement project
February 22, 2010 - The city of Meadville has been approved for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a water systems improvement project.
Montgomery County awarded $2.2 M in supplemental CDBG disaster funding
February 22, 2010 - A project in an area of the state affected by weather related disasters during 2008 has been approved for supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
Two St. Louis service organizations receive Youth Opportunities tax credits
February 22, 2010 - Two St. Louis organizations that offer various services to Missouri children have been approved for Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) tax credits totaling $234,373.
$350,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits awarded to Higginsville non-profit organization
February 22, 2010 - Higginsville not-for-profit organization has been approved for tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).
MO wins $13.75 million in federal grants for health care job training
February 15, 2010 - Crowder College, the Full Employment Council of Kansas City and Maryville University will receive funds to train Missourians for jobs in expanding fields.
MoDOT has obligated all Recovery Act funds ahead of schedule
February 08, 2010 - The Missouri Department of Transportation has obligated all of the $524.6 million it received in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for MoDOT administered projects, meeting the required deadline a month ahead of schedule.
Nationwide Life Insurance to pay $2 million to MO, other states, over variable annuity sales
February 5, 2010 - Two life insurance companies will pay fines to the state of Missouri and could be refunding money to consumers over concerns about unsuitable sales of variable annuities.
State releases Jan 2010 general revenue report
February 2, 2010 - State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2010 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections declined 12.5 percent compared to fiscal year 2009, from $4.44 billion last year to $3.88 billion this year.