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Missouri Wins 2019: Missouri a Top State for Workforce Development

All month long, Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today we are taking a look back at the launch of the new Missouri One Start program.

In July, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law a piece of legislation that caused Missouri to leap ahead of states like Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia and become a top state for workforce development thanks to programs like Missouri One Start.

Missouri’s new $42 million Missouri One Start program is part of a fundamental reset in how Missouri approaches economic development. The program is designed to help companies ramp up faster during an expansion by designing and delivering tailored and customized pre-employment screening, employment marketing, and job-specific training to make businesses more competitive.

Check out our full coverage here.

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