To help alleviate unemployment and economic distress resulting from business closings or cutbacks; and to facilitate the creation of new jobs to replace those lost.
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The department has certification requirements and guidelines for energy auditors and is accepting applications from Missouri individuals who want to be qualified to conduct audits under this new program. Certification of home energy auditors was included in the new law to help insure that residents are getting the most up-to-date advice and financially beneficial recommendations on methods to reduce their energy consumption.
Your community (local government, public hospitals, schools, etc) can embark on energy-savings projects that will pay for themselves while achieving greater sustainability. Whether it’s to upgrade the lighting in City Hall or replace a dated and inefficient heating and cooling system at the elementary school, our programs and tips will put you on the path to saving energy and money today.
Businesses with an existing award of tax credits through the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program seeking to gain access to those benefits should submit the Annual Tax Credit Application to the department no later than the end of the tax year immediately following the tax year for which they are seeking benefits.
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Enhanced Enterprise Zones (EEZ) may be created by communities to encourage job creation in a blighted area. Communities with designated zones can offer expanding businesses within those zones local incentives as well as connect them with state incentives through the Missouri Works program (Zone Works category).
No new authorizations may be made for this program. The Enterprise Zone program was replaced by the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program (view a full list of Missouri's EEZs). Enterprise Zone designations are expected to expire as the duration is not to exceed 25 years. Projects with previous authorizations may complete their projects and may still achieve the program benefits subject to the program rules and any terms and conditions of their original award.
Targeted at increasing homegrown production of ethanol and biodiesel, the five year incentive programs provide grants to producers that are at least fifty-one percent owned by agriculture producers actively engaged in commercial production. Incentives include a payment of 20 to 30 cents per gallon.
Community-based organizations can access financing to administer a family Development Account project to help low-income residents participate in matched savings programs. These savings programs will help families in your community pay for school, purchase a new house, make home improvements, or start up a small business.
The Film Commission attracts film, television, video and cable productions to Missouri, and to promote the growth of the film and video production industry within Missouri. The Commission operates a full-service office devoted to saving filmmakers time, effort and money in arranging a shoot.
The H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Non-Agricultural program allows employers to bring foreign non-immigrant workers to the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs.