Yearly Archives: 2011

St. Louis Community College opens workforce training center

St. Louis Community College is opening its new Center for Workforce Innovation on Monday, adjacent to the college’s Florissant Valley campus. The 32,000-square-foot center, at 3344 Pershall Road in Ferguson, will ... Read More

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

MO-Ill. high-speed rail project moves along

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $685 million agreement Tuesday to begin construction on the next phase of high-speed rail between Chicago and St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Construction will begin April 5 of a new rail track using concrete ties between Dwight and Lincoln, as well as between Alton and the Mississippi River, along with the installation of a modernized signal system between Dwight and Alton. ... 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

New missouri fund to target high-tech startups

The St. Louis region has been struggling for years to grow more high-tech companies. On Tuesday, it got a truckload of fertilizer. During a visit to the Center for Emerging Technologies, ... 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

Google win could spur data center efforts in Missouri

The announcement that Google Inc. will bring its ultra high-speed Internet service to Kansas City, Kan., helps rather than harms Missouri efforts to bring data center projects to the Show-Me state. ... 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