CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – A successful program that brought new technology companies to Cape Girardeau nearly got short-circuited.
The technology business development program known as Codefi has attracted new tech businesses to downtown since 2015 with its first 50-K grant program.
But, when state budget cuts put those grants in jeopardy…. city and business leaders quickly got on board.
”When I sat down with those entrepreneurs, I was blown away,” said City Councilman Robbie Guard.
Guard says they want Codefi to keep the tech talent coming.
When budget cuts threatened its first 50-K grant program, local organizations and businesses including Guard’s M-R-V Bank stepped in to help.
“When I looked at the dollars and cents of the jobs they are providing and high paying jobs in a technical field-this fits right into what Cape Girardeau needs and wants from an economical development,” Guard said.
First 50-K offers 50-thousand dollar grants to tech…