CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Governor Jay Nixon spoke at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.
Nixon was in town to promote the Missouri Small Business Jobs bill which provides tax deductions for small businesses.
To be eligible, a business must have 50 employees or fewer and the wages must match either the county or state average.
Missouri's unemployment rate is at a 42 month low and Nixon says the tax deduction.
We're told the bill will help the state attract new businesses.