Economic Development Plan to Bring 18,000 quality jobs
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Economic Development Plan to Bring 18,000 quality jobs

Date: August 30, 2007
By: Courtney Cox
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Missouri Legislature ended this year's special session Thursday, passing legislation that leaders say will create thousands of new quality jobs, as well as a measure to upgrade more than 800 bridges.

Courtney Cox has more from the Capitol:

The economic devolopment plan will give buisnesses tax credits to create jobs, and to develop parts of St. Louis City.

Representative Neal St. Onge supports the plan, and says it will create 18,000 jobs. 

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Description: "It's the best economic delevopment driver that the state's ever had."


The bridge program, which passed both chambers by a wide margin, will allow private companies to improve bridges across the state.

The St. Louis area Republican sponsored the bridge bill, and he says it will create 23,000 jobs.

He claims both measures will help Missourians.

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Description: I think it's a great opportunity for employers and employees statewide.
 
Although both bills passed easily, some Democrats called the session unnecesary.
 
From the Capitol, I'm Courtney Cox.