Missouri Works

Missouri Works was established to facilitate the creation of quality jobs by targeted business projects in the state.

The program creates a streamlined incentive to allow Missouri to be competitive on both large and small job creation projects. It incentivizes job creation with a statutory withholdings tax retention benefit and a discretionary, highly liquid tax credit. The program benefits are based on a percentage of the payroll of the new jobs created. More information is available on Missouri Works here.

Application Criteria

To be eligible for participation in this program, applicants must be for-profit or non-profit businesses and have either headquarters, administrative or research and development offices of otherwise excluded businesses that serve a multi-state area.

Eligibility Criteria

Program Minimum
New Jobs
Minimum New Private
Capital Investment
Minimum
Average Wage
Automatic
Benefit
Zone Works
(Note 1)
2 $100,000
80% of County
Avg. Wage
WH, 5 or 6
years (Note 3)
Rural Works
(Note 2)
2 $100,000
90% of County
Avg. Wage
WH, 5 or 6
years (Note 3)
Statewide
Works
10 N/A
90% of County
Avg. Wage
WH, 5 or 6
years (Note 3)
Mega
Works 120
100 N/A
120% of County
Avg. Wage
6% of new payroll,
5 or 6 years
(Note 3)
Mega
Works 140
100 N/A 140% of County
Avg. Wage
7% of new payroll,
5 or 6 years
(Note 3)

Springfield Region Average County Wages

Barry $36,256
Christian $29,176
Dade
$29,596
Dallas
$22,905
Greene
$39,387
Lawrence
$32,506
Polk
$29,466
Stone
$28,102
Taney
$28,468
Webster
$30,668

County average wages are based on data from the Census of Employment and Wages with and are effective until 7/1/2017.  Updates are made annually and are based on 2,080 hours per year.