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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ford seeks 900 workers for new Kansas City plant shift

Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo will begin operating around the clock as the company prepares to hire 900 more workers to fill another F-150 production shift, The ... Read More

$2B wind power transmission project promises 5,000 construction jobs

The project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs when work begins in 2016 and 500 operational jobs after it starts operation in 2018. Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, the Houston-based ... Read More

St. Louis and Kansas City Make Top List for Business Growth

St. Louis and Kansas City have made MarketWatch’s “Top Cities for Business Growth” list. Twenty metrics were used to develop the rankings and were divided into three main groups looking at ... Read More

10 Missouri companies included in the 2013 Fortune 500

The top-ranked Missouri company, Express Scripts, moved up to 24th from 60th. The state has ten companies on the list, nine of which are located in St. Louis. O’Reilly Automotive is ... Read More

Top global credit-rating agencies reaffirm Missouri’s AAA status

All three top global credit-rating agencies, Fitch Ratings, Moody’s, and Standard & Poor’s, have recently reaffirmed Missouri’s AAA credit rating. The ratings, which apply to general obligation bonds issued by the ... Read More

Danforth scientists open algae farm for biofuels research

Dozens of strains of algae are growing at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in a new algae farm that’s powered by 30 kilowatts of electricity. Twelve custom growth chambers, which ... Read More

Missouri ranks 3rd for percent increase in tech jobs from 2011-2012

According to a report released today from the TechAmerica Foundation, Missouri posted the third highest percentage increase in tech industry jobs last year in the nation. Missouri’s tech industry employed 92,100 ... Read More

80 Kansas City buildings to use solar equipment

Kansas City, turning toward the sun, has signed a deal to install solar panels and equipment on 80 city buildings to meet part of their demand for electricity. Brightergy, a Kansas ... Read More

Monsanto, Dow deal surpasses $3.2 billion

In its effort to increase farmers’ yield, Monsanto Co. signed three cross-licensing agreements with major competitors since March. But the agreements, with Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont, are also a ... Read More