e have the national know-how. We have great institutions of learning and some of the best business schools in the nation. We have large-scale manufacturing, major medical centers, and burgeoning innovation districts. We have a centralized location, with great highway, rail, and waterway transportation.

What we have lacked is a sense of urgency to grow the types of industry our nation needs.

Missouri does so much less than other states when it comes to self-promotion. Now is our time to promote our state and to take advantage of the many advantages we have to offer start-up manufacturing and innovation companies.

We also need to be talking to established companies about partnerships to grow their operations here.

It will take leadership and putting together a bi-partisan coalition to lay out a vision for how we can help them and ourselves to MAKE IT IN MISSOURI.

Mike Carter
Attorney-At-Law & Municipal Judge