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Nixon stops in Springfield to outline Missouri Works strategy

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Gov. Jay Nixon will tour production operations, talk with workers and outline details of the Missouri Works plan during a 1 p.m. visit today at Custom Powder Systems LLC, 2715 N. Airport Commerce Ave.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, Missouri Works is based on recommendations of the Missouri Strategy Initiative for Economic Growth, a five-year blueprint for economic transformation that was developed by Nixon’s administration, working with 600 business, labor and economic development leaders statewide.

“My top priority for 2012 is to create jobs to get Missourians working and keep our economy moving forward,” Nixon said in a separate news release.

“Missouri works gives us concrete steps we can take right now to attract new employers to Missouri, create career opportunities and keep our economy growing. When it comes to creating jobs and growing our economy, we simply don’t have a day to lose.”

According to the governor, the key pillars of Missouri Works are to

• attract next-generation automotive supplier jobs;

• expand Missouri exports for job creation;

• train more workers for high-tech careers;

• hire more Missouri military veterans; to create more science and technology jobs;

• target high-growth industries; and

• create jobs in rural communities.

Nixon said Missouri Works will be a key component of his State of the State address, scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 17.

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