Columbia/Jefferson City Region

Innovation Is Redefining Missouri’s Economy

For most of the 21st century Silicon Valley in California has been the hotspot for startups. However a sky-high cost of living and growing business costs has entrepreneurs looking elsewhere for ... Read More

American Outdoor Brands Breaks Ground On Missouri Distribution Facility

American Outdoor Brands (AOB), a company that represents a broad portfolio of entities in the hunting and outdoor enthusiast market, including Smith & Wesson, broke ground on their new 500,000 sq. ... Read More

Dock Manufacturer Grows In Central Missouri, Adds 22 New Jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that DockWorks, a dock manufacturer and repair company, is growing in Eldon, Missouri. The company plans to create 22 new jobs in the region ... Read More

Three Missouri Counties Earn Work Ready Status

Crawford, Douglas and Polk counties in Missouri each recently earned Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) status bringing the total number of fully certified counties in Missouri to 49. CWRC is an ... Read More

Missouri Makes Statewide Bid For Amazon HQ2

The State of Missouri announced its proposal to support Kansas City and St. Louis in their efforts to win the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters. “Amazon is a company full of ... Read More

Missouri Earns Finalist Spot In Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Missouri’s hopes for a futuristic, high-speed transit system connecting Kansas City and St. Louis appear to be back on track, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. In fact, according to ... Read More

Missouri Adds More Than 1,300 New Jobs Throughout The State

Building on Missouri’s growing pro-business momentum, the Missouri Department of Economic Development celebrated 15 additional businesses embarking on expansions across the state, in addition to those that were highlighted last week by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. In total, all of ... Read More

Missouri Governor Outlines Future Of Economic Growth In State

At the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced several initiatives to strengthen the state’s economy and help spur job creation for Missouri families. “It’s time for Missouri ... Read More

Missouri In 2017: A Year Of Change, A Year Of Growth

Missouri, the U.S. and the world have seen a lot of change this year. Missouri swore in a new governor, the U.S. swore in a new president, and important votes took ... Read More

Three Missouri Cities Named Among Top For Tech Startups

Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri were named the second, third and seventh best cities in the Silicon Prairie for tech startups, respectively, according to a new study by AIM ... Read More