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Strafford gets Enhanced Enterprise Zone status

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The city of Strafford has received approval for Enhanced Enterprise Zone status from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, DED announced Monday.

The town in eastern Greene County had been working on getting EEZ status since early 2009, according to past Springfield Business Journal coverage.

At that time, efforts were made to create a zone along Interstate 44 with Greene County and the town of Marshfield, but Webster County Presiding Commissioner Paul Ipock said those efforts went by the wayside when Webster County decided to form its own EEZ, which was approved in February.

The Strafford designation follows Friday's announcement of a similar designation for a 6-square-mile area in western Springfield, which was requested in January.

The EEZ program offers tax credits to businesses in specific geographic areas that meet certain criteria, including the potential to create sustainable jobs in target industries.[[In-content Ad]]

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