Enhanced Enterprise Zone

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program encourages business development and job creation by granting property tax abatement to business enterprises that locate or expand within designated enhanced enterprise zones. Zone boundaries are established in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Economic Development and are based on areas of low income and high unemployment, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and the impact on local industry cluster development.

The City of Springfield administers four enhanced enterprise zones consisting of the Springfield, North Springfield, Southeast Springfield and West Springfield Enhanced Enterprise Zones. Combined, they encompass nearly all of the Springfield and the surrounding unincorporated portions of Greene County.

3MSpotlight Project: 3M expansion

The 3M Plant expansion utilized the EEZ program, resulting in 90 new jobs at 150% of average county wage.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Program Benefits
  3. EEZ Policies
  4. Additional Regulations
  5. Authorization
  6. EEZ Board

Businesses that operate within the following business clusters are eligible for EEZ incentives provided they are located within an Enhanced Enterprise Zone and make improvements to their property.

Goods Producing Industries, by NAICS Codes

  • 21: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • 23: Construction
  • 31-33: Manufacturing
  •  Value-added agricultural products. Section 348.015(14)RSMo.

Service Industries, by NAICS Codes

Additional requirement for service industries. Section 135.950(9)(b)RSMo. 

Service industries may be eligible only if a majority of its annual revenues (51% or more) will be derived from out-of-state. This means that the revenues are earned from out-of-state projects or customers.

  • 22: Utilities
  • 42: Wholesale Trade*
  • 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing*
  • 51: Information
  • 52: Finance and Insurance
  • 53: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • 55: Enterprise Management
  • 56: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • 62: Health Care and Social Assistance
  • 71: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • 72: Accommodation and Food Services; excluding eating and drinking establishments
  • 81: Other Services