Panel cites ways to boost 7 industries in Missouri

A report Gov. Jay Nixon touted Monday as a five-year economic blueprint for Missouri recommends that the state promote the development of seven specific industries with a mixture of tax incentives, specialized job training and expanded infrastructure projects.

The industries, announced previously, are advanced manufacturing, energy, bioscience, health sciences, information technology, financial and professional services, and transportation.

The report was developed by a commission created almost one year ago that included business, labor and economic development officials from across the state. Its members recommended focusing on those industries because of their potential for growth.

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