1999 "Enterprise Zones
and Local Employment: Evidence from the States' programs"
Meramec Region - Boards and Committees
Meramec Region - Gasconade County Industrial Development Authority -
Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone
On Aug. 5, 1993, portions of
Gasconade, Maries and Osage counties including the cities of
Owensville, Bland, Vienna, Belle and the
Rolla National Airport,
were officially designated as a
state enterprise zone.
Until Jan. 1, 2005, this designation entitled qualifying companies
to certain tax credits and property tax abatements when locating or
expanding within the zone.
Elected officials in the three counties joined forces to
secure this designation to spur economic development activities,
most specifically to ensure a $12 million expansion at the Kingsford
Co. in Maries County.
Idaho, see 1997 and following
The Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone Inc.
GVEZ - Board Meeting Minutes, March 23, 2007
Ms. Prigge presented a resolution in
support of Senate Bill 389, which includes the Lewis and Clark
Discovery Initiative. GVEZ promotes economic development efforts in
Maries, Osage and Gasconade counties. GVEZ realizes the importance
of a skilled workforce when recruiting new industry.
Linn State Technical College
has state approval for a Vehicle and Power Center to serve the
training needs of Missouri companies, although state
appropriations have not been forthcoming.
The Lewis and Clark
Discovery Initiative would provide $15 million of funding for the
power center. The
investment of dollars is critical to the State of Missouri and its
ability to provide a trained workforce to new and existing
companies. Gary Reynolds made a motion to approve. Byron
Baker seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
Enhanced Enterprise Zone
The Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone
(GVEZ) covered the cost of the application process, which took many
months to achieve. GVEZ had encouraged the formation of county-level
zones once it was known that a multi-county zone was not possible
with existing economic data and the original enterprise zone was
nearing expiration. The former enterprise zone program, which the
GVEZ was formed under, no longer is able to offer tax credits
because of changes in the state law.
The Enhanced Enterprise Zone program
was implemented in 2004. Enhanced enterprise zones are specified
geographic areas designated by local governments and
certified by the Department
of Economic Development. Zone designation is based on certain
demographic criteria, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a
targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on
local cluster development.
MRPC News Release Sept. 17, 2010 -
Enhanced Enterprise Zone Approved for Gasconade County
The Missouri Department of Economic
Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone
(EEZ) designation for Gasconade County. This designation, signed
Aug. 25, 2010, will
allow county officials to continue to move forward with economic
development efforts. Gasconade County becomes the 87 th zone in the
Click to see map.
The Gasconade County Enhanced Enterprise Zone board prepared the
application in partnership with Meramec Regional Planning
Commission. The application included a redevelopment plan.
Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) - Press Release on EEZ
Enhanced enterprise zones are specified geographic
areas designated by local governments and certified by the
Department of Economic Development. Zone designation is based on
certain demographic criteria,
the potential to create
sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on
local cluster development.
Related DED Press
Release 10/21/2010 DWD annual
report touts improvements, achievements in career services
“Through our initiatives to
stimulate business growth,
innovation and new technology, to our ground-breaking
skill-development initiatives like Training For Tomorrow,
Show-Me Heroes, Caring For Missourians and WorkReadyMissouri, to our
nationally-recognized summer youth employment programs,” said
Governor Nixon, “we are committed to
making sure Missouri‘s
workforce is trained, skilled and ready to fill the high-tech,
high-paying positions that 21st century employers demand.”
the U.S. Department of Labor, the report uses the occasion to
highlight remarkable innovations in Missouri’s career assistance
services...In a separate companion report, DED reported equally
strong outcomes for services to Missouri businesses.
The Missouri Jobs
Development Fund/Customized Training Program
Missouri Division of
Missouri - Economic Regional "Partners"
Meramac Region website
"Eligible Enhanced Business Enterprises" NAICS Codes
Enhanced Enterprise Zone - Eligibility
Initiative for Economic Growth WOW!
Mother Lode of info - right hand column
Senator Kit Bond:
"Senators Seek to Expand Hubzone Program to Counties Hit Hardest by
Miller, Monroe, Morgan, Stone and Taney Counties, St. Louis City to
Benefit in Missouri
- Franklin County - Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy