Gov. Mike Parsons says the state's director of economic development has resigned to take a new job with Ameren Missouri.

Rob Dixon announced Tuesday that his resignation will be effective Oct. 22. Dixon has been director of the economic development department since July 2017..

Parson said in a news release that he is confident the team that Dixon built at the agency during his tenure will ensure a smooth transition.

Parson is considering candidates to lead the department until a new director is appointed.

He said the acting director will be announced before Dixon leaves in October.