Nixon seeking 5-year economic growth plan for Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon wants to come up with a 5-year plan for expanding Missouri's economy.

Nixon scheduled a trip to Kansas City on Friday to announce an advisory board of business leaders and other private-sector experts. He says the group will help identify areas that are poised for growth, and recommend strategies to foster that growth.

Missouri lawmakers recently concluded their annual session without passing any economic development bills. Lawmakers are at loggerheads over rival proposals to expand business incentives and to scale back Missouri's existing tax credit programs.

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