Governor Nixon says his new “Missouri First” initiative is all about helping businesses grow. Nixon said today in Kansas City and Springfield the state will retool its economic incentive programs to provide added incentives for companies already in Missouri that are looking at expansion.
Missouri First is the third major component of Gov. Nixon’s comprehensive jobs package for 20-10. The package also includes the Missouri Science and Research Investment Act, which creates a fund to help attract high-tech businesses in the state, and Training for Tomorrow, which invests 12 million dollars in educating Missourians for in-demand careers at the state’s community colleges.
Nixon says the Missouri First legislation will be sponsored in the Senate by Sen. John Griesheimer of Washington, and in the House by Representatives Tim Flook of Liberty and Sam Komo of House Springs.
The Governor announced the Missouri First initiative during tours of DST Output in Kansas City and American Dehydrated Foods in Springfield.
Nixon says he’ll tour additional long-standing Missouri businesses to detail this initiative in the days to come.