Announcement On Economic Development Policy Is ‘A Step in the Right Direction,’ Mayor James Says

April 14, 2016 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Mayor Sly James today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback:

“Moving jobs across state lines isn’t economic development. It’s score keeping, and we can do better than that. I’m glad Gov. Brownback has decided to be more strategic in his economic development policy.

“A bi-state group of elected officials and staff have been working for a year and a half to find a way to truly add jobs to the region. Today we’re seeing a step in the right direction. I look forward to working with the Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Nixon to keep the conversation moving.”


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