Yearly Archives: 2013

Spring Venture will move HQ across state line, hire hundreds

Spring Venture Group plans to move its headquarters from Leawood to bigger digs near Crown Center to help the firm add roughly 400 employees in the next three years. The relocation ... Read More

New information technology company to locate to Kansas City

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that LightEdge Solutions, a colocation and information technology company owned by Anschutz Investment Company, will open a new regional office in Kansas ... Read More

Missouri Western receives $1 million federal grant

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph has received the largest research grant in its history. University officials announced Thursday that the school was awarded a $1 million, three-year National Science ... Read More

Springfield utility planning big solar project

The utility company is expected to finalize a contract today with Solexus Development, out of St. Louis, and Strata Solar, out of North Carolina. Construction is expected to begin in the ... Read More

MOgene gets $1.5 million grant to make bacteria for fuel

A St. Louis startup has received $1.5 million from the Department of Energy to engineer a bacteria that can convert methane into a liquid fuel. MOgene Green Chemicals LLC, a subsidiary ... Read More

Graematter to boost workforce after debuting new system

Graematter, the regulatory intelligence startup operating out of the downtown T-REx building, will more than triple its staff in the coming weeks as it expands to support its new search system, ... Read More

Pharmaceutical research company plans to create 320 jobs at facility in St. Charles

Pharma Medica Research, Inc., a contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, plans to make a $30.8 million capital investment and create 320 jobs at its first U.S. facility ... Read More

Enterprise Holdings to hire 11,000, including 500 in St. Louis

Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings, the nation’s largest rental car company, will hire 11,000 new full-time workers by mid 2014, including about 500 in St. Louis, according to company officials. The hiring is ... Read More

Monsanto’s Billion-Dollar Bet Brings Big Data to the Farm

Monsanto (MON) has agreed to acquire the Climate Corp. for $930 million. The real stunner of a deal marks one of the largest buys of a new-era data analytics company. Climate ... Read More

State training resources help international animal health company train more than 400 employees

Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., a global leader in the animal health industry headquartered in St. Joseph, to discuss how the state’s newly redesigned workforce development programs ... Read More