economic development


Illinois House Approves DCEO Privatization Bill

A plan to privatize Illinois’ economic development agency and beef up its responsibilities has cleared the House.


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Mo. Lawmakers Hear Input on New NFL Stadium in St. Louis

Missouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.


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Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in Israel

The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.


With a span of the new Stan Musial Veterans Bridge exposed, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joins  workers to talk about the nearly completed bridge as preparations are being made for the final section in Brooklyn, Illinois on July 15, 2013. The bridge will connect Illinois to Missouri and has created 3,400 jobs. The bridge should be open by March 2014.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New Mississippi River Bridge Will Bring Strong Economic Impact

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will bring a strong economic impact for both Illinois and Missouri.


St. Louis Economic Development Partnership announcement on February 22, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

New Job Creation Effort in St. Louis

Through new entity, city and county seek to eliminate local competition and red tape in economic development and retention.


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Mamtek Investigation Results Opened

The report makes a point of stating the panel’s finding that the DED did not do its due diligence while investigating Mamtek.,


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Missouri Still Without Permanent Economic Development Head

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development is still without a director after the Senate refused to approve the Governor’s appointment.


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Ehlmann Gives Elected Officials an F in Economic Development

KMOX’s Charles Brennan had questioned Ehlmann about the proposed 9.6 million dollar tax subsidy for a Schnucks development.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (R) greets members of the Chinese delegation during meetings as the region gets closer to closing the deal on the Midwest China Cargo Hub, in St. Louis on November 3, 2010.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senate Passes Scaled Back China Hub Incentives

“This is an important step for moving this bill toward the finish line.”


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Leaders Tell City: Stop Squabbling

An economic development conference draws advice for the city from around the Midwest.


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