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Delta Regional Authority, local partners invest more than $11.3 million into Missouri economy

• City of Steelville earns grant for $2.7 million lodge project

The Delta Regional Authority and its state and local partners are investing $11.3 million in federal and local resources aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, families, and communities and designed to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman ChrisMasingill and local partners announced today.

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Ozark Rivers to honor recycling efforts at Dec. 2 meeting

• Wallis Companies, Vichy man to be recognized

            ST. JAMES—The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) will host its annual meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 2, 2014, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James. The group’s awards dinner will follow the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and will allow the district to recognize a public employee and an area business for their efforts to increase recycling efforts and reduce the amount of waste landfilled.

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Gov. Nixon to call special legislative session to provide critical funding for ongoing Ferguson-related security measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon tonight announced he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide critical funding for the ongoing operations of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ferguson and the St. Louis region. The Governor said that with the ramped up presence and role of the Guard and Highway Patrol in the region, financial obligations are on track to exceed the current appropriation authority for emergency duties.

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Gov. Nixon outlines state and federal assistance programs for impacted businesses in Ferguson and surrounding areas

• Approximately $625,000 in zero-interest loan funding is available to affected businesses through public-private partnership
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today outlined several state and federal programs to provide assistance to impacted businesses in Ferguson and the surrounding areas. Financial assistance, insurance guidance, and mental health resources are among the number of initiatives put in place by the Governor’s administration to assist communities impacted by unrest in the region.

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MRDC to host Regional Business and Export Workshop Dec. 4 in St. James

What are your business goals for 2015? Whether looking for ways to finance the expansion of an existing business, find new customers or open a new business, the Meramec Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) is hosting a free workshop for area businesses, industries, entrepreneurs, economic developers and lenders wanting to know more about exporting and financing options to grow business.

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