Kansas Governor Agrees to Border War Truce

Gail BryantEconomic Policy

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order to end the border war between Missouri and Kansas. Friday morning, Governor Kelly signed Executive Order 19-09. It directs the Kansas Department of Commerce to end the practice of providing incentives to any company in the Kansas City area solely for purpose of convincing them to move across the state line, … Read More

Missouri Legislature Passes Economic Development Package

EDC StaffEconomic Policy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers have passed a pro-growth economic development package championed by Governor Mike Parson. SB 68, which passed on Tuesday, establishes a deal-closing fund and creates a scholarship for adult students in Missouri. Governor Mike Parson praised the passage of SB 68, saying it puts Missouri on track to be one of the most pro-growth, pro-jobs … Read More

LSEDC Board Adopts Resolution Supporting SB 182

EDC StaffEconomic Policy

The LSEDC Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a resolution voicing support for Missouri Senate Bill 182, a measure passed by Missouri lawmakers that calls for detente in the ongoing Bi-State Border War over economic development incentives. SB 182 was proposed by Missouri State Sen. Mike Cierpiot and colleagues and has been forwarded to Kansas lawmakers. The LSEDC resolution calls the … Read More

MEDC Announces State Cut to Missouri Partnership

EDC StaffEconomic Policy, Press Releases, What's Happening

Budget Back in Governor Greitens’ Hands On Thursday, the General Assembly sent its fiscal year 2018 budget to Governor Greitens.  The General Assembly was tasked with cutting more than $500 million from the budget, making this the worst state budget situation in at least a generation.  Given the dire fiscal forecast, almost no program or institution’s budget was left uncut. … Read More