Across the country, states are increasingly cutting taxes and reducing spending, thus empowering their citizens and allowing them to keep more of their hard earned money. These states know that families and businesses know how to spend their money better than government and because of this, economic growth has followed. These states have also taken steps to offset the growing tax burden being brought on families and businesses through federal regulations and taxes.

In addition, over the past decade Missouri’s economy has ranked near the bottom in the country, unfortunately projections are that Missouri’s growth will remain stagnant unless something is done.

Meanwhile Midwestern states like Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Ohio have taken aggressive steps to reduce their state income taxes and return money back to taxpayers.

States like California, Illinois and New York are finding themselves in an increasingly deep economic hole and instead of making the tough decision to bring reforms they are instead raising taxes and creating additional regulations. This recipe has proven to be followed by an exodus of businesses, further compounding their economic problems.

However, the businesses leaving high tax states are looking for new places to open and existing businesses looking to expand are keeping a close eye on states that will allow them the freedom to maximize the American Dream. In the new global economy, individual states play an important role in where new operations and expansions will take place.

Our hope is that Missouri becomes a leader in the nation for new businesses and a great place for existing business to expand. Our motivation is to Grow Missouri for a better future. Please join our efforts to drive the discussion, engage policy leaders, and develop new ideas that can allow us to Stop Spending and Start Growing.