Missouri Department of Economic Development

A report out this week examining the effectiveness of various state tax incentives gave top marks to the Missouri Works program.

Josh Goodman, senior researcher at the Pew Charitable Trusts, says in state after state, the costs of new tax credits and incentives have created budget problems.

But he says states like Missouri that require businesses to prove they’re creating jobs before getting a tax break are on the right track.

courtesy of Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

Missouri’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point in four years.

Missouri's Economy Stagnant In 2011

Jun 7, 2012
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Missouri’s economy stayed stagnant last year.  A new report by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis says Missouri’s gross domestic product remained steady in 2011.