By Brad Jones
Friday, December 13, 2013
Absent from the heated debate surrounding a tax incentive deal to coax Boeing into expanding operations in Missouri is any discussion on a real job creation plan for the state.
While we hope to see Boeing choose Missouri, what about the backbone of our state’s economy – our small businesses?
According to the Missouri Division of Employment Security, businesses with less than 10 employees added 14,207 workers between 2005 and 2012 and they didn’t get a billion dollars in tax incentives to do it.
When will they call a special session to help those companies expand and excel in this state?