Tech Company Relocating Headquarters, 300 Jobs To Missouri; Says Right-To-Work A Factor

Within one week of passing "right-to-work" legislation into law, a California-based tech company says it is moving its headquarters to Missouri.

AutoAlert, an automotive data analysis company, plans to move to Kansas City and be operational in a few weeks.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens announced AutoAlert’s decision Friday. Governor Greitens recently said that he talked to the CEO of AutoAlert, who told him that passing right-to-work would be a key factor in deciding on where to relocate.

The company will also get as much $9.2 million in tax incentives if it comes through on pledges to create about 300 jobs. The jobs are reportedly well-paying tech jobs.

A release from Missouri’s Department of Economic Development says AutoAlert picked Kansas City because of its growing downtown area, access to tech talent and available transportation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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