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Missouri Governor Announces Restructuring of Some State Agencies

Governor Mike Parson has issued multiple executive orders in what he calls an effort to improve economic and workforce development in Missouri.  During a press conference today, he announced a major restructuring of four state agencies.

The executive orders call for a new Regional Engagement Division that will reassign existing staff to dedicate more resources to business development statewide, according to the governor’s office. The teams that form this division will be located in the regions they serve and will be a primary point of contact for businesses and communities looking to interact with state government on economic development needs.

The executive orders also call for moving the Division of Workforce Development under the Department of Higher Education.

The Division of Energy will shift to the Department of Natural Resources. The Public Service Commission and Office of Public Counsel will move to the Department of Commerce and Insurance, and the Missouri Arts Council will be housed under the Lt. Governor’s Office.