August 13, 2003 - Posted at: 9:39 a.m. CDT
Randy Myers reports...
Sikeston, MO -- The Director of Missouri's Department of Economic Development and members of his staff will conduct a "Regional Dialogue on Jobs and Economic Growth" this afternoon in Sikeston. The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Coach House Inn.
D.E.D. Director Joe Driskill says the purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a recent organization of the department, including the use of regional development teams; a presentation of the Missouri Blueprint for Jobs and Economic Prosperity, which is a long term strategy for helping businesses, communities and workers remain competitive in "the knowledge-based global economy of the 21st century;" and a report on current economic conditions in the state.