David Kerr http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Former eco devo director named to Mo. tech corp. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-eco-devo-director-named-mo-tech-corp <p>Missouri&#39;s former Economic Development Department director has been named to the Missouri Technology Corp.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon announced that David Kerr, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kerr-stepping-down-mo-economic-development-dir">who stepped down from his previous post</a> at the start of this year, will join Technology Corp.</p><p>Nixon&#39;s also chose Elizabeth Canuteson, of Liberty, a regional vice president for AT&amp;T, to the corporation.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:12:19 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2787 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former eco devo director named to Mo. tech corp. Head of state technology agency named Mo. economic development director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/head-state-technology-agency-named-mo-economic-development-director <p>Missouri&nbsp; Gov. Jay Nixon has picked the head of the state-funded Missouri Technology Corp. to be the state&#39;s third economic development director in less than four year.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:30:11 +0000 The Associated Press 2769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Head of state technology agency named Mo. economic development director Mo. jobs chief defends review of sweetener maker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-jobs-chief-defends-review-sweetener-maker <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://ded.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Economic Development </a>is defending its role in the Mamtek controversy, in which the town of Moberly issued $39 million in bonds to build an artificial sweetener plant which never opened.</p><p><a href="http://ded.mo.gov/Ded/Director.aspx">DED Director David Kerr</a> told the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/committeeIndividual.aspx?com=543&amp;year=2011">House&nbsp;Interim&nbsp;Committee&nbsp;on Government&nbsp;Oversight and Accountability&nbsp;</a>that his agency carefully reviewed Los Angeles-based&nbsp;Mamtek&rsquo;s request for state incentives, which were not issued &ndash; but he also said that it&rsquo;s not DED&rsquo;s role to double-check every claim made by every company seeking tax credits. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:12:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. jobs chief defends review of sweetener maker Kerr stepping down as Mo. Economic Development Dir. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kerr-stepping-down-mo-economic-development-dir <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The director of Missouri&#39;s Department of Economic Development is stepping down at the end of the year.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">In a news release Tuesday from Gov. Jay Nixon, department director <a href="http://ded.mo.gov/Ded/Director.aspx">David Kerr</a> cited a desire to spend more time with his family after working for 35 years in the public and private sectors. Nixon said he would move quickly to select a new director.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:36:25 +0000 The Associated Press 2483 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kerr stepping down as Mo. Economic Development Dir.