Innovation Campus Program

Our groundbreaking, Presidentially-recognized approach to college education trains students in high-demand fields while cutting the time it takes to earn a degree and reducing student debt. Learn more about how your local educational partnership can participate and advance learning in STEM.

No new authorizations or issuance of tax credits shall be made after December 31, 2018.

Eligibility requirements: 

Partnerships consisting of:

  • a. a local Missouri high school or k-12 district;
  • b. a Missouri four-year public or private higher education institution;
  • c. a Missouri-based business or businesses; and
  • d. a Missouri two-year public higher education institution or state technical college.

The applicant must provide proof of the partnership through a multi-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or other binding agreement.


Missouri businesses, individuals, and charitable organizations with Missouri unrelated business taxable income, if any, that would be subject to state income tax under Chapter 143.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) will issue a 50% tax credit to an eligible taxpayer who makes a qualified contribution to an eligible Innovation Campus Program.

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