Thistle Expansion in Owensville to Create 16 New Jobs, DED Announces

OWENSVILLE—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Thistle, Inc. a manufacturer of marketing products, will invest more than $1.9 million to increase operations in Owensville. The company’s expansion is expected to create 16 new jobs.
March 24, 2015
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DED releases February 2015 Jobs Report

According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment gained 8,400 jobs in February, following a revised increase of 11,200 in the first month of 2015.
March 17, 2015
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Launch of the all-new F-150 in Claycomo cements Missouri’s position as America’s truck manufacturing headquarters, Gov. Nixon says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined Ford Motor Company executives, UAW leaders and local autoworkers at the company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant for the official production start of the all-new 2015 F-150.
March 13, 2015
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Monett gains 11 new jobs with new produce repackaging company, DED announces

MONETT, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Market Fresh Produce has opened a new facility in Monett. The company’s expansion project includes a $200,000 capital investment and is expected to create 11 new jobs.
March 10, 2015
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DED releases January 2015 Jobs Report

According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment gained 14,300 jobs in the first month of 2015, following an increase of 4,400 in December 2014.
March 03, 2015
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Gov. Nixon visits auto supplier in Sedalia to highlight manufacturing jobs growth, recognize workforce development efforts of Pettis County

SEDALIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Maxion Wheels, a global leader in automotive wheel manufacturing, to highlight the continued resurgence of Missouri’s automotive manufacturing industry and applaud Pettis County for earning a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation. The CWRC designation recognizes successful efforts by community, education and business leaders, working with the
February 25, 2015
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Department of Economic Development awards $500,000 in CDBG funding to Reeds Spring

REED SPRINGS—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist the City of Reeds Spring upgrade its water distribution system.
February 25, 2015
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Department of Economic Development awards $100,000 in CDBG funding to Taney County

BRANSON—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist Taney County construct 24 apartments for people with developmental disabilities.
February 25, 2015
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Missouri Home Energy Certification initiative to recognize home owners making energy efficiency improvements, Gov. Nixon announces

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon announced today a new homeowner energy certification program that encourages Missourians to join the state in efforts to reduce energy usage by making improvements or upgrades to their homes. The Missouri Home Energy Certification (MHEC) validates energy-efficiency improvements and helps Missouri homeowners save energy as well as recapture the value of their inv
February 20, 2015
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Major Missouri manufacturer Leggett & Platt brings new product introduction operation to Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group will expand in Joplin. The company has signed a lease for a 42,000 square-foot facility where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment.
February 20, 2015
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