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The Community Improvement District, or CID, is a separate political subdivision with an appointed board and the power to impose sales and/or property taxes. CIDs can be formed by an ordinance within a governing body when more than 50% of the property owners sign a petition for it be created. Money collected by a CID may go toward public facilities or a variety of public services. We have a downtown CID in Cape. It was created in 2014 after more than 50% of the property owners in the defined re... Read More
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This is the second in a series of posts about economic development incentive programs. This week, I would like to briefly discuss Transportation Development Districts or TDDs. The State of Missouri allows certain groups to create a political subdivision that generates funds for transportation improvements through the collection of taxes. TDDs can be formed by registered voters, transportation authorities or property owners and must be approved by the circuit court of the county in which they are... Read More
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Incentive Programs: TIF
Incentive programs are major tools used by communities to spur economic development, but they are often misunderstood. Over the next few weeks, I’ll briefly describe a few of the tools we use. We’ll start today with Tax Increment Financing, or TIF. At its core, TIF is simply a municipality diverting future property tax revenue increases in a defined area toward improvements for a period of time. Let’s look at what that means using the Marquette project in downtown Cape. The... Read More
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WWE Live - RAW
WWE Live returns to the Show Me Center on Sat. Jan. 6th at 7:30pm with your favorite RAW Superstars.  See THE SHIELD - Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose. Plus, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss and many more!! (card subject to change)... Read More
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If you are searching for a new location for your business or perhaps a second location or even want to start a new business venture...we have retail, service and restaurant locations currently available!  We invite you to our Leasing Open House Saturday, Dec 2 from 9am-12pm. Private tours and appointments only by calling Kyla Evans at (573) 472-2222 or kyla.evans@sikestonoutlet.com ... Read More
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Lutheran Family and Children's Services (LFCS) will host the 30th Annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 2 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  This year the tour will feature six locations in Cape Girardeau- including several historic homes in the downtown area.  One of only two large fundraising events for LFCS, the Holiday Home Tour is by far the largest money-maker for the organization.  According to Michelle Ramsey, Regional Development Officer for the Southeast Missouri Region of... Read More
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Tri-State Holiday Party
Join Tri-State Advertising & Marketing Professionals at Broadway Biergarten on November 28, 2017, for their annual holiday party. Guests are welcome to arrive directly after work, between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Heavy appetizers will be provided. The event will begin with announcements at 5:30pm followed by fun industry-related games. An attendance prize will be given out as well as prizes to the winners of the games. There is no end time for this evening event, so guests can stay as late as th... Read More
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Magic of Lights
Magic of Lights is a dazzling 1.5-mile drive-through holiday lights show featuring more than 300 spectacular displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of St. Louis's newest favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Magic of Lights is a great family entertainment value, and every ticket to Magic of Lights benefits Cardinals Care. Open from dusk to 10:00 p.m. Nove... Read More
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Crypto Currency Luncheon
Local merchants, join Computer 21, LLC on November 16, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 920 Broadway, the Innovation Center in room 114, for a crypto currency luncheon. Topics of discussion include how to accept, account for, transact in and convert cryptos to dollars. ... Read More
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Military Appreciation Day
Join the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center for a Military Appreciation Day on November 10, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. For more information, please call Rebecca Peters at 334-0826 EXT. 6503 or email petersrj@capetigers.com to set up a time to take a tour that day! If you can’t make it that day, we can schedule you for a different day and time.... Read More
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