Missouri receives national recognition for new online permitting system

Missouri’s efforts to streamline and simplify the permitting process for Missouri businesses have earned national recognition, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Earlier today, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) announced that the Department of Natural Resources’ new ePermitting program is one of three State Program Innovation Award winners for 2013.

“Missouri’s low taxes and trained workforce make our state a great place to do business, and our continued efforts to improve efficiency are helping to make it an easier place to do business as well,” Gov. Nixon said. “We will continue to look for new ways to simplify processes and make it easier for businesses to focus on creating jobs and growing the economy, instead of getting tied up in red tape. The Department of Natural Resources’ ePermitting system is another example of a smarter and more efficient government.”