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Aug. 1, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Missouri Economics Session

Missouri's governor is trying to drum up support for his Missouri jobs package ahead of September's special legislative session.

Governor Nixon's plan calls for an investment program for high-tech companies, cutting red tape for businesses, and making Missouri a hub for exporting internationally. It also sets up high-tech data centers across the state to entice IT companies to move here. And Nixon says a key component in paying for all of it will be to revamp the state tax credits.

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Republicans in the state have put forth a nearly identical economic proposal, with the addition of incentives to attract college and amateur sporting events to the state.