A certified Work Ready Community means your local county has job candidates in the pipeline with high-demand skills proved by the National Career Readiness Certificate. It also shows that local employers care about hiring the best and brightest your region has to offer.
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These state sales tax exemptions are approved based on the local economic development agency’s discretion and allow a community to compete for a business project against another state. This program would need to be combined with additional local incentives and the project would need to produce above-average wages with benefits.
Cities with Urban Redevelopment Corporations can access this incentive to help redevelop blighted areas by abating some or all of the property taxes for up to 25 years.
The Collective Marketing Initiative (CMI) is a program that leverages the resources of MDT through a menu of subsidized marketing opportunities and outlined pricing for elective participation by the DMOs. The CMI opportunities are selected based on their ability to effectively and efficiently reach Missouri’s target consumers.
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) awarded grants to Missouri communities to assist in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and resale of foreclosed homes to income qualifying persons/families. Resale was limited to persons/families of low, moderate and middle income (LMMI) status.
The State received two separate allocations of NSP funding: $42,664,187 through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and an additional $5,000,000 through Neighborhood Stabilization Program III (NSP3).
If your startup exhausted all funding sources and you still need access to capital to expand, connect with your local economic development agency/local government to learn about this loan program can help finance new machinery and working equipment, construct space, or provide working capital.
This program helps Missouri communities construct facilities that will serve a large portion of the public with a variety of services. With education and health/well-being programs taking priority, communities can utilize this program to construct senior centers, day care centers, rural health clinics, telecommunications, and 911 services, among others.
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These grants help Missouri communities with demolition of vacant, dilapidated structures (primarily residential) in blighted areas and that present safety hazards.
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These grants assist local communities and other entities with long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and economic revitalization related to specific Presidentially-declared disasters. At this time, Missouri is currently administering four CDBG Supplemental Disaster Appropriation grants.
This program provides assistance to communities to address conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. The need must be a serious threat to health or safety, be immediate, have developed or greatly intensified within the past 18 months, and be unique in relation to the problem not existing in all other communities within the state.