2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXIII - Corporations, Associations and Partnerships
Chapter 348 - Authorities and Corporations for Economic and Technological Development — Small Businesses
Section 348.271 Innovation centers to be established to develop new technology-based business duties, reports.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 348.271 (2018)

Effective 28 Aug 1995


Chapter 348

*348.271. Innovation centers to be established to develop new technology-based business duties, reports. — 1. In order to foster the growth of Missouri's economy and to stimulate the creation of new jobs in technology-based industry for the state's work force, the Missouri technology corporation, in accordance with the provisions of this section and within the limits of appropriations therefor is authorized to contract with Missouri not-for-profit corporations for the operation of innovation centers within the state. The primary emphasis of some, if not of all innovation centers, shall be in the areas of technology commercialization, finance and business modernization. Innovation centers operated under the provisions of this section shall provide assistance to individuals and business organizations during the early stages of the development of new technology-based business ventures. Such assistance may include the provision of facilities, equipment, administrative and managerial support, planning assistance, and such other services and programs that enhance the development of such ventures and such assistance may be provided for fees or other consideration.

2. The innovation centers operated under this section shall counsel and assist the new technology-based business ventures in finding a suitable site in the state of Missouri for location of the business upon its graduation from the innovation program. Each innovation center shall annually submit a report of its activities to the department of economic development and the Missouri technology corporation which shall include, but not be limited to, the success rate of the businesses graduating from the center, the progress and locations of businesses which have graduated from the center, the types of businesses which have graduated from the center, and the number of jobs created by the businesses involved in the center.


(L. 1989 H.B. 249 & 47, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048, A.L. 1995 H.B. 414)

*Revisor's note: This section is reprinted in accordance with section 3.066. S.B. 7, First Extraordinary Session of the 96th General Assembly, 2011, amended this section. S.B. 7 was declared unconstitutional as a violation of the single subject requirement of Article III, Section 23, of the Missouri Constitution (see annotation above), rendering the repeal and reenactment of this section ineffective.

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