Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wind energy powers area jobs, investment

The positive side of wind — as a job creator for Joplin area companies — took center stage Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Billy Long toured Able Manufacturing and Assembly to learn ... Read More

Integrated Wind Energy

Hugh Gilmore "There are cost advantages to working out of Missouri. Corporate taxes, fuel taxes and property taxes are very low in the state. Utility costs among the lowest in the country." ... Read More

Truman State ranked 3rd best Master’s University by Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly’s “2011 College Rankings” was recently released, evaluating the nation’s colleges and universities in four categories – national universities, liberal arts colleges, Master’s universities and Baccalaureate colleges. The schools ... Read More

Two Missouri companies among the 100 fastest growing

According to Fortune Magazine, two Missouri companies are among the 100 fastest growing: O’Reilly Automotive and Insituform Technologies. O’Reilly, headquartered in Springfield, ranked 51st, while Insituform, based in Chesterfield, ranked 62nd. ... Read More

Broadcom buying NetLogic for $3.7 billion

Broadcom Corp., the maker of wireless computer chips, has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems Inc. for $50 a share or about $3.7 billion, Reuters reports. The price is a 57 percent premium over NetLogic's Friday close of $31.91 a share. ... Read More

Missouri colleges and universities maintain high rankings from US News and World Report

Ten Missouri colleges and universities were ranked among the best overall in the United States in US News and World Report’s latest rankings of the Best Colleges. Washington University, ranked 14th, ... Read More

World Wide Technology

We have some untapped, unrealized potential here. If there’s anyplace that’s going to take the lead in the global marketplace, it’s going to be St. Louis. St. Louis is visionary, open-minded. ... Read More

UAW deal with GM adds, keeps jobs

General Motors Corp. announced plans to invest $380 million in its assembly plant in Wentzville, Mo., according to the St. Louis Business Journal. The deal, which will add a second shift at the St. Louis-area plant, is part of a tentative four-year contract with the United Auto Workers. The automaker also agreed to add or keep 6,400 jobs in the United States and invest $2.5 billion in its factories, including the reopening of a plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. ... Read More

Missouri colleges get grant to train 4,600 health care workers

Missouri’s 13 community and technical colleges have received a $20 million federal grant to train as many as 4,600 people for careers in health care. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the MoHealthWINS ... Read More

AT&T to invest $20 million in Bridgeton facilities

AT&T Inc. announced this morning that it will spend more than $20 million on infrastructure upgrades at two facilities in Bridgeton. The company also said it has nearly completed the hiring of 64 additional technicians in the Bridgeton area to support the growth of its U-verse services. AT&T is upgrading a work center at 3746 Pennridge Drive that will house U-verse technicians and management teams. The company also is renovating a data center building at 12976 Hollenberg Drive that the company said it is purchasing after having leased it for 20 years. ... Read More