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River Port Renaissance

Lewis County was born from the Mississippi River. In the 1830s, villages began to emerge along the county’s 23 miles of shoreline. The region grew as river towns, such as Canton, became destinations for trade and ferry crossings. But today, the steamboat boom is long gone. Even the last local river ferry closed last year. With a diminished economic connection

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Missouri businesses—and jobs—are dependent on infrastructure

When the nation’s interstate system was born nearly 60 years ago, it was born in Missouri. During the summer of 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act, making $25 billion in federal funding available for interstate construction. Missouri leapt at the opportunity and became the first state to sign a contract for interstate work; Missouri was also

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