|March 1, 2018: Office of Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri
Governor Greitens Announces Rural Growth Plan
Governor Eric Greitens outlined his plan to use newly available funds to bring more jobs and opportunity to rural Missouri. The package focuses on rural broadband, clean water initiatives, and infrastructure improvements to ports.
Statement from Governor Greitens:
“Missouri’s rural communities have been ignored for too long. I’m proud to put forward this rural growth plan, because I believe Missourians in rural towns across the state need us to invest in and fight for them.”
Missouri’s waterways allow businesses to move cargo, particularly agricultural products, and offer tremendous economic potential to rural towns. Infrastructure investments in ports allow Missouri to export more goods and create more jobs here in the state. The Governor has proposed allocating $14,320,464 to priority port projects around the state. Those priority investments would be focused on Pike Lincoln, St. Joseph, Howard Cooper, New Madrid, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, Pemiscot County, and Kansas City ports.
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