Perspective: Boeing deal great, but what about real job creators?

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?

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