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Department of Economic Development
Jay Nixon, Governor
Mike Downing, CEcD Director
Bioscience company to expand in St. Louis, creating 42 jobs
St. Louis, Mo—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Seventh Wave, a consulting-based contract research organization for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, will expand its presence in St. Louis by building a 50,000 sq. ft. facility. The company’s $11 million expansion is associated with the expected creation of 42 jobs over the next six years.
May 21, 2015
DED releases April 2015 Jobs Report
Jefferson City, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up a tenth of a point to 5.7 percent in April, which is 0.6 percentage points lower when compared to the April 2014 rate.
May 19, 2015
Missouri celebrates service and volunteerism by recognizing students, individuals, and organizations for contributing over 3,000 service hours
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) recognized individuals and organizations who exemplified its mission of strengthening Missouri communities through service and volunteerism at the MCSC Annual Celebration of Service and Volunteerism at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo, yesterday, May 7. Award recipients, who made impactful contributions to their local communiti
May 08, 2015
Department of Economic Development awards $442,500 in CDBG funding to Stella
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved $442,500 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist the Village of Stella upgrade its wastewater treatment system.
April 30, 2015
Department of Economic Development awards $2,233,001 in Youth Opportunity Tax Credits
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved 12 Missouri not-for-profit organizations for a total of $2,233,001 in tax credits under the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP).
April 30, 2015
Gov. Nixon announces $5 million federal grant to provide pathways to employment and workplace training for residents in North St. Louis City and County
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced a new $5 million grant that will help provide skills-training and employment to thousands of young people in low-income and minority communities in North St. Louis City and County. Within the first year, the Career Pathways Bridge initiative has set a goal to connect 3,000 people in the area with employment, as well as engage 1,000 participants annu
April 28, 2015
Moore Gear adds 34 new jobs in Hermann, DED announces
HERMANN, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that local manufacturer Moore Gear and Manufacturing Company will invest more than $1.8 million to increase production capacity at its Hermann facility. The expansion project is expected to create 34 new jobs in the next five years.
April 28, 2015
Missouri’s efforts to increase training opportunities for tech jobs receives national recognition
ST. LOUIS—Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Mike Downing today joined White House Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith to tour the new LaunchCode Mentor Center, a learning and skills development hub targeted towards disadvantaged youth. Last month, during the announcement of the new White House TechHire Initiative, President Obama recognized LaunchCode’s innovative apprenticeshi
April 24, 2015
State Parks Youth Corps now accepting 2015 applications
For the sixth year, State Parks Youth Corps (SPYC) will provide Missouri youth the opportunity to work outdoors improving Missouri’s state parks and historic sites. Online applications are now being accepted for youth ages 17 to 24 to participate in the 2015 program.
April 20, 2015
DED releases March 2015 Jobs Report
Jefferson City, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 5.6 percent in March, which is 0.8 percentage points lower when compared to the March 2014 rate.
April 14, 2015
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Governor Jay Nixon