In an announcement outlined Wednesday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon unveiled an initiative to grow the state’s science and technology sector through stable and ongoing funding sources. By establishing a dedicated fund for high-tech job growth, Gov. Nixon said the initiative would help nurture existing science and technology companies while generating an attractive environment for more companies.
Dubbed the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA), the proposal is part of Gov. Nixon’s Missouri First Initiative, a policy designed to help the state’s workforce be better equipped for the 21st century economy.
“We face tremendous opportunities to transform our economy for the 21st century, and it is vital that we not only bolster our existing high-tech and innovative employers, but also bring more of these cutting edge companies and their 21st century jobs to our state,” Gov. Nixon said while detailing his proposal in Kansas City. “MOSIRA will help us capitalize on the growth of our existing science and technology companies to reinvest in generating further economic growth in the science and innovation industry sectors, which will be crucial to our future Missouri economy.”
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