Missouri is losing the leader of its job-creating agency. Economic development director David Kerr is retiring December 31from the job he has held for about two years. Kerr had held a similar job in Kansas before crossing the state line. Before that jobhe had been President of AT&T.
Kerr will be an unpaid consultant helping with the Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth, a year-long effort to identify seven targeted industries for special job-creation efforts in the next five years.
Kerr says he’s proud that the state has regained manufacturing jobs, especially in the auto and aircraft industries.
Governor Nixon promises to quickly hire a new director. Kerr says that person’s biggest challenge is to keep on keeping on…