Missourians Respond to Governor Blunt's Pro-Growth Policies,
Create 11,000 New Jobs in August
Governor Blunt is committed to enacting pro-growth policies that lead to
the creation of high quality, family-supporting jobs. When he took office,
was leading the nation in job loss. Governor Blunt immediately took steps
to end the flow of jobs out of Missouri and signed legislation that
companies to Missouri and encourages existing companies to create new, high
quality jobs. Governor Blunt announced today that since January 2005,
have added 93,000 more jobs to Missouri's job market.
"This was an outstanding month for job creation fueled by the tireless
efforts of Missouri workers," Blunt said. "I have seen their dedication
visits I have made to communities and worksites throughout our state that
have reinforced the fact that our pro-jobs, pro-growth initiatives are
difference. We will continue doing everything we can to help create jobs
and opportunities for all Missourians."
Governor Blunt signed the Quality Jobs Act in 2005, which provides
incentives for companies to create jobs with good pay levels and health
benefits. In its
first two years, the Quality Jobs Act led to the creation of 17,000 new
jobs. This summer, Governor Blunt enacted legislation to expand the Quality
and support the continued creation of new jobs for Missouri families.
The Governor also enacted lawsuit reform measures to make Missouri a more
jobs-friendly place and signed workers' compensation reform to end abuse of
system and protect it for those who need it most.