Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mississippi piques interest of hydroelectric developers

For decades, the Mississippi River has been a key passageway for barges and other vessels that move millions of tons of coal and petroleum to help power the nation’s economy. These ... Read More

Midwest Research Institute gets $1.6M to study potential biological weapon

Midwest Research Institute won a $1.6 million federal contract to study a virus that could be used as a biological weapon. Mor. ... Read More

Exelon to buy Deere’s wind energy business

Electric utility Exelon Corp. said it will buy Deere & Co.’s wind power business for about $860 million, expanding its portfolio of carbon-free electricity generation. Chicago-based Exelon, the largest U.S. nuclear ... Read More

Ford brings jobs in-house, including 200 in Kansas City

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is on pace to bring about 1,975 jobs in-house by 2012, including more than 200 jobs at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, ... Read More

U.S. Highway 71 in Missouri will get $65M interstate upgrade

Driving from Kansas City to Joplin, Mo., down U.S. Highway 71 is going to get much faster. More ... Read More

Missouri is one of the Top Ten Pro-Business States

Missouri ranks 10th in the just-released Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2010. Brent Pollina, Vice President of Park Ridge, Illinois-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate and author of this year’s ... Read More

Esco buys aerospace supplier Crissair

Esco Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it acquired Crissair Inc., a maker of hydraulic, fuel and pneumatic system components for the aerospace industry, for an undisclosed sum.Read More… ... Read More

$7.3M in Mo. incentives attract 500 Expedia jobs

The state of Missouri awarded online travel firm Expedia an incentive package worth more than $7.3 million to help cement the Bellevue, Wash.-based company’s planned expansion in Springfield, Mo., and the ... Read More

Phycal wins $24.2M for algae fuel research

Phycal LLC, which has an algae biotechnology laboratory at the BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has won a $24.2 million federal research grant. ... Read More

Mo. creates new job training program

Unemployed Missourians will be able to get on-the-job training while still receiving their jobless benefits under a new program. Gov. Jay Nixon announced details of the Work Ready Missouri program on ... Read More