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4:40 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Governor Nixon hones in on jobs before state of the state address

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is pushing his jobs creation strategy as the path to improving the state's economy this year.

Speaking at Jost Chemical Co. in St. Louis Friday, Nixon detailed his multi-pronged proposal which includes opening state export offices in Asia and South America and funding training for high-tech jobs.

"We'll work to make sure we attract next-generation automotive suppliers to Missouri," said Nixon.

"We'll hire more military veterans. We'll jumpstart job creation in science and technology, target high-growth industry, and also add jobs in rural areas of our state."

The Governor did not say how much these measures are estimated to cost. Nixon's strategy, called Missouri Works, is expected to be the centerpiece of his state of the state address on Tuesday.