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Department of Economic Development
Jay Nixon, Governor
Mike Downing, CEcD Director
Gov. Nixon helps celebrate opening of new Joplin manufacturer Cook Portable Warehouses
JOPLIN, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon visited Joplin today to highlight the recent monthly jobs report showing that Missouri added more jobs in 2014 than any year since 1997, and to celebrate the grand opening of Joplin’s newest manufacturing company, Cook Portable Warehouses.
January 30, 2015
Gov. Nixon visits Jackson to celebrate Missouri’s best year for job growth in 17 years; recognize workforce development efforts of Cape Girardeau County
JACKSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited packaging company Mondi Jackson to highlight two new milestones of continued economic growth in Missouri: the news that the Show Me State added more jobs in 2014 than any year since 1997, and the designation of Cape Girardeau County as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC).
January 28, 2015
Leading Potato Chip and Snack Producer Coming to Montgomery City
MONTGOMERY CITY, MO – Uncle Ray’s, LLC, a leading producer of potato chips and snacks, has selected Montgomery City, Missouri as the home for a new production facility. The company is planning to invest over $13 million and create 110 new full-time jobs at the Montgomery City location over the next few years.
January 26, 2015
Bandura selects CIC-St. Louis for Global Commercialization Office and Research Lab
Bandura, LLC, maker of the U.S. Defense-tested PoliWall cyber security technology, is establishing its headquarters in St. Louis at the Cambrigdge Innovation Center (CIC-St. Louis) within the Cortex Innovation Community.
January 22, 2015
Patterson Mold and Tool expands in St. Charles, creating 19 new jobs
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Patterson Mold and Tool is expanding its St. Charles facility.
January 22, 2015
DED releases December 2014 Jobs Report
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri’s unemployment rate fell again, dropping another two-tenths of a point to 5.4 percent in December, the lowest since April 2008. According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment also gained 1,700 jobs last month, marking the fourth straight monthly increase.
January 21, 2015
Educational Supply Company Expands to KC, expected creation of 44 new jobs
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that ReallyGoodStuff.com has selected Kansas City as the location of its new e-commerce fulfillment center. The expansion project includes a $3.36 million capital investment and is expected to create 44 new jobs.
January 19, 2015
November 2014 Missouri Export Report
According to new information obtained from WISERTrade, Missouri’s November 2014 year-to-date exports have increased over the past year.
January 14, 2015
LaunchKC takes flight today in Kansas City’s thriving tech scene
KANSAS CITY, MO – Jan. 9, 2015 – LaunchKC, a business model competition for tech startup firms, will be introduced at noon Friday, Jan. 9, by the Downtown Council (DTC) before a record 1,000 stakeholders at its Annual Luncheon in the Kansas City Convention Center.
January 09, 2015
Littler Announces Kansas City as New Home for Global Services Center
Kansas City, Mo. – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the relocation of its services center and corporate departments to Kansas City, Missouri. The firm will lease 45,000 sq. ft. for its Global Services Center located at 2301 McGee Center at Crown Center and is expected to initially create up to 275 new jobs with the potential f
January 09, 2015
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Governor Jay Nixon