Monthly Archives: August 2012

MRIGlobal gets $3.8M contract to study cancer drugs

The National Cancer Institute has awarded MRIGlobal a five-year, $3.8 million contract to analyze potential drugs in the fight against cancer. Kansas City-based MRIGlobal announced the award Friday, saying this is ... Read More

Two MoDOT Projects Cited as Best in Mid-America

The Missouri Department of Transportation has won top honors in the Mid America Regional “America’s Transportation Awards” competition for two projects that were completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Chief ... Read More

DED approves EEZ tax credits for expansion by Springfield call center

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that a Springfield call center has been approved for state tax credits under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program. Sunrise Communications, a call center ... Read More

Ascension Insurance acquires Atlanta insurance agency

Ascension Insurance Inc. has acquired Atlanta-based Modern Services Insurance Agency Inc., the company announced Thursday. The acquisition, which closed last week for an undisclosed amount, is the seventh since 2010 for ... Read More

Mizzou researchers win $5.4 million biofuel grant

Call it good timing, in a perverse kind of way. A team of University of Missouri researchers has won a $5.4 million grant to study alternative biofuels that do not impact ... Read More

Missouri Metros Rank in “Top 50 Cities for Global Trade”

St. Louis, now more than 2.8 million residents strong, earned its reputation as a central Midwestern hub on the Mississippi River in Mark Twain’s river stories. It continues to be a ... Read More

Information technology services company to expand operations in Springfield

JMARK Business Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in the management and maintenance of the IT infrastructure for its business customers, announced plans to expand its headquarters, a capital investment of ... Read More

Innovative sports information technology company to expand operations in Kansas City

Sporting Innovations, a company that creates web software to enrich the experience of sports fans, including mobile applications, announced plans to expand operations in Kansas City. The company plans to make ... Read More

Stowers group nears start on giant biotech park in south Kansas City

A massive biotech office park in south Kansas City long planned by James Stowers III is finally ready to move forward. A pending land swap with the city will give Stowers ... Read More

Boat manufacturer to make $15 million investment in Missouri, plans to create 76 new jobs

A Laclede County company that manufactures boats and pontoons is expanding its local operations, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Bass Pro Shops Tracker Marine, which produces boats and boat parts, is ... Read More