Executive Order 09-02 establishes the 15-member Governor's Economic Stimulus Coordination Council, which will examine how the state of Missouri can ensure it maximizes money that would come from the federal stimulus program. The Governor will appoint no fewer than 15 people to the Council.
"The federal government will be looking to the states for projects that are ready to move," Gov. Nixon said. "This council will develop ideas on how we can make certain Missouri is ahead of the curve."
The executive order directs the Economic Stimulus Coordination Council to submit a final report and recommendations. The report will include how the state can:
Coordinate job creation activities with the Missouri Congressional delegation and the current and incoming federal administrations;
Identify the best practices for the state of Missouri to utilize to ensure that the state is included at the maximum possible level in appropriations from a federal stimulus package; and
Identify any other practices that the state of Missouri should adopt to maximize its relationships with the federal government.
The members of the council will serve without compensation; the council will be assigned administratively to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.