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Missouri named among top states for economic development

September 12, 2012

This year’s report from Pollina Corporate Real Estate and the American Economic Development Institute ranked Missouri ninth overall in pro-business policy and planning. The report, Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012, ranked states based on criteria ranging from labor and taxes to economic development and right-to-work legislation.

“Gov. Jay Nixon has shown that he understands — and is capitalizing on — the process required for job creation and the tax revenue that results from strong economic development,” Brent Pollina, vice president of Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. and co-author of the report, said in a news release.

Missouri has been in the top 10 in this ranking since 2010.

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