Energy-Related Economic Development
Energy-Related Economic Development is essential for Missouri's growth.
Economic Development and energy are inextricably linked. The Missouri Energy Initiative board recognizes the role energy plays in Missouri's economic development. To that end, MEI has supported the creation of energy-related jobs through Property Assessed Clean Energy, the Clean Energy Challenge, Business Plan Competitions, white papers, and the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Economic Development.
MEI's Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee prioritizes MEI's policy work related to energy economic development, including selecting white paper topics, overseeing the development of the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Economic Development conference agenda, and supporting Property Assessed Clean Energy financing in Missouri.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Missouri Energy Initiative, as a leader in economic development and energy policy, was identified by stakeholders as an ideal leader to launch a best practices PACE program in Missouri. We undertook this effort in 2015 and developed best practices used by many programs throughout the country.
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an alternative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy-related projects. Learn more about PACE HERE.
Economic Development Resources
MEI has produced a variety of resources related to economic development, including white papers, blog posts, and newsletter articles. Check out all of our resources in one place HERE.
Midwest Energy Policy Series: Economic Development
Missouri's Energy Storage Industry & Supply Chain
MEI is currently in the process of developing a white paper to provide a comprehensive overview of Missouri's robust energy storage industry. The paper will include an overview of the key players in the industry, an analysis of the supply chain, the state's competitive advantages, barriers to growth, and potential solutions for expanding the industry and developing an energy storage industry hub in the state.