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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Missouri strikes $4.4 billion trade deal with China

Missouri has inked a $4.4 billion trade deal with China, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today from Beijing. The deal between the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will increase Missouri’s exports by $1 billion from 2012 to 2014, Nixon told reporters on a conference call. ... Read More

Emerson launches bio-mass Smart Energy Initiative

Emerson’s new Industrial Energy Group plans to convert huge power plants used in manufacturing facilities, refineries and foundries into bio-mass-burning hybrids to produce the needed energy to run these giant plants ... Read More

Nixon signs $200 million Chinese trade deal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today signed another trade agreement with China, this time for $200 million with Hebei provincial officials. The agreement includes $100 million in Missouri exports to the Chinese province over the next three years and another $100 million investment in Missouri by Chinese businesses as well. Two St. Louis companies, Arcturis, an architecture and design firm, and Mediomics, a biomedical research firm, also signed agreements with customers in Hebei this morning. ... Read More

Nixon signs third Chinese trade deal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he closed today on a third Chinese trade deal, this time a $200 million agreement with the government of Zhejiang Province, bringing the total deals reached this week to $4.8 billion. In addition to the $100 million in export opportunities, the agreement signed today also calls for the provincial government to help facilitate $100 million in direct investment in Missouri businesses, Nixon said. ... Read More