Monday, January 04, 2010

Nixon in Springfield Tuesday for Jobs Program

Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Springfield and Kansas City Tuesday to roll out a jobs program.  He'll appear at

As the release puts it, Nixon will announce '“Missouri First,” an initiative that will retool the state’s economic incentives to help existing Missouri companies expand and create jobs. 

Nixon will be American Dehydrated Foods in Springfield.  

Nixon and Missouri begin the year with 9.5% unemployment in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The Missouri Department of Economic Development puts the figure at 9.2%.   The December figures are due January 18. 

The Springfield MSA numbers were 5.9% in November 2008 and 8.2% a year later. 

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