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Department of Economic Development
Jay Nixon, Governor
Mike Downing, CEcD Director
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
DED makes available $3.5 million low interest loans for community-led energy efficiency projects
JEFFERSON CITY-- The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced today it is making available $3.5 million in low-interest loans to public schools, public colleges and universities, local governments, public water and wastewater treatment facilities, and public hospitals for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the State of Missouri.
April 02, 2015
DED announces new meat processing facility to create 212 new jobs in St. Joseph
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.—Daily’s Premium Meats will build a new meat processing facility in St. Joseph, creating 212 new jobs, the Missouri Department of Economic Development today announced. The company’s expansion project includes an initial capital investment of $41.5 million.
April 01, 2015
Pet, Home and Garden Division of Spectrum Brands to expand headquarters in St. Louis, Gov. Nixon announces
St. Louis, MO Gov. Jay Nixon today joined company leadership from the Pet, Home & Garden division of Spectrum Brands to announce the division’s selection of St. Louis as its expanded headquarters. The project includes a $1 million capital investment and will create 45 new jobs.
April 01, 2015
Twenty-eight communities will benefit from $8.5 million energy loans, save $1 million, create 205 jobs
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that more than $8.5 million in low-interest energy loans has been approved by the state to assist 28 community organizations and institutions to make energy efficiency improvements and embark on renewable energy projects.
March 31, 2015
Ceva Animal Health, LLC Leases Space in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – March 31, 2015 – Ceva Animal Health, LLC, a veterinary pharmaceutical company with its North American headquarters in Lenexa, KS, has signed a five-year lease to occupy 72,000 square feet of warehousing and distribution space in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex.
March 31, 2015
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
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
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
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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Governor Jay Nixon