Monthly Archives: October 2014

More workers to be trained for in-demand jobs in STEM fields, thanks to $19.7 million grant

Gov. Jay Nixon today said that a $19.7 million grant to Missouri’s 12 community colleges and the State Technical College of Missouri will bolster the state’s economy and increase the number ... Read More

Aluminum maker helps create new technician degree program

Thanks to the Troy-based Toyota Bodine aluminum manufacturing company, the State Technical College of Missouri next year will offer an “advanced manufacturing technician” (AMT) degree program. In a news release, the ... Read More

Ameren plans to replace 2 coal plants with gas, renewables

Ameren Missouri predicts big additions of wind and natural gas to replace two coal plants it will retire during the next 20 years, and it expects to add another 10 megawatts ... Read More

Department of Economic Development announces expansion of KC heavy machinery dealer

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Custom Truck & Equipment has expanded its national headquarters in Kansas City. The expansion project includes a $7,050,000 capital investment and ... Read More

Truck terminal will add 63 jobs in south KC

CenterPoint Properties has broken ground on a new truck terminal that will add 63 new jobs at CenterPoint-KCS Intermodal Center in south Kansas City. Neovia Logistics, based in Irving, Texas, will ... Read More

Boeing to create 700 St. Louis jobs for 777X parts production

Boeing will build parts for its 777X commercial aircraft in St. Louis, a silver lining of sorts after the region lost out on production of the plane itself to Washington state ... Read More

New Company to St. Joseph To Make Investment and Add New Jobs

Schütz Container Systems, Inc., a German-based packaging company with locations worldwide will locate in St. Joseph. It will be the company’s 10th facility in the United States. “We are pleased to ... Read More

Missouri auto jobs to reach nearly 14,000 by 2015

The number of jobs in Missouri’s automotive sector will rise to 13,959 by 2015, nearly doubling in three years due to recent investments by General Motors in Wentzville and Ford in ... Read More

Two Missouri restaurants named best breakfast spots in the U.S.

Good news for early birds in Missouri, Travel + Leisure magazine has deemed two Missouri restaurants some of the best breakfast spots in the U.S.: Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse in ... Read More

Columbia named a “Top 20 College Town”

Columbia, Missouri, is ranked No. 8 overall in the American Institute for Economic Research’s list of the top 20 college towns in the U.S., part of AIER’s 2014-2015 College Destinations Index. ... Read More