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Industry Insight provides news relating to Missouri's targeted industries and economic development, updated daily.
Missouri was recently awarded the Silver Shovel award for states with 5+ to 9 million population by Area Development magazine. Missouri previously received a Silver Shovel award in 2007.
The state is enjoying a strong first quarter in 2012, with 27,500 new jobs added and increased manufacturing exports, especially transportation equipment. During this same time Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, nearly one full point lower than the U.S. unemployment rate.