Yearly Archives: 2011

SEMO port expanding, upgrading its rail system

More than $2.78 million in improvements are either in progress or scheduled to be completed this year at the SEMO Port with funding from state and federal grants. As the port ... Read More

Missouri ranks high for renewable energy jobs in Brookings report

Missouri’s clean economy ranks 16th overall for renewable energy jobs in 2010, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings worked with Battelle’s Technology ... Read More

Missouri boasts low mortgage closing fees

Missouri’s mortgage closing costs are the sixth-lowest in the nation according to financial information website, the Kansas City Star reports. A $200,000 mortgage in the state averaged $3,524 in origination, ... Read More

Barnes-Jewish ranks among nation’s best hospitals

For the 19th straight year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” the St. Louis ... Read More

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers new health sciences degree

The University of Missouri-Kansas City this fall will begin offering a new degree for students who want a health career but aren’t ready for a professional program. UMKC announced Monday that ... Read More

Milbank Manufacturing will invest $2.7M, add jobs for renewable energy line

Milbank Manufacturing plans to invest $2.7 million to set up new production lines for renewable energy products. The 83-year-old Kansas City-based manufacturer is widely recognized as a leading provider of the ... Read More

Express Scripts buys Medco for $29 billion

Express Scripts Inc. has agreed to acquire pharmacy benefit management company Medco Health Solutions Inc. of Franklin Lakes, N.J., in a deal worth $29 billion, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. ... Read More

Google starts working on details of its Kansas City network

Google Inc. is taking to the streets. The company, which is building an ultra-fast Internet network in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., is making some progress, a Google Fiber ... Read More

Emerald Automotive to add 580 jobs in Hazelwood

Emerald Automotive, a British company, plans to build hybrid electric vans and add 580 jobs at a new $175 million plant in Hazelwood, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Hazelwood’s city ... Read More

State offers incentives to SE Mo. manufacturer

Missouri officials have authorized about $852,000 in incentives to help a manufacturing company in the southeast with a planned expansion. Nordenia USA makes flexible packaging for consumer goods, such as the ... Read More