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Missouri Celebrates IT Professionals Day; Continues to Grow Tech Workforce

Today is IT Professionals Day – a day dedicated to honoring the men and women we rely on to keep us connected. Missouri’s tech workforce includes thousands of the top IT ... Read More

Missouri Announces Statewide Apprenticeship Matching Service

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently announced the start of a new statewide apprenticeship matching service that helps employers ... Read More

Missouri Governor Officially Declares September 2020 Workforce Development Month

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has officially declared September 2020 Workforce Development Month to promote higher education and job training programs across the state. In an official proclamation, Governor Parson said “Missouri ... Read More

Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Drops – Economic Recovery in Full Swing

Unemployment numbers released this month show that Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan is working. The state’s unemployment rate is more than 3% lower than the federal unemployment rate of 10.2% ... Read More

Multiple Missouri Cities, Counties Lead the Way in Metro & Global Rankings Reports

Business Facilities Magazine recently released its 2020 Metro and Global Rankings Reports, and Missouri cities rank highly on numerous lists. Business Facilities is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the ... Read More

Missouri-based Energy Solutions Company Awarded $2.5 Million DoD Contract

ZAF Energy Systems, an energy solutions company that develops next-gen battery technology, has been awarded a $2.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop and produce prototype scaled-up ... Read More

Missouri is Home to Three of Top Ten US Distribution Center Sites

“COVID-19 has hit supply chains with a ‘double whammy,’” writes John Boyd in Supply Chain Quarterly. “Meanwhile the already booming e-commerce sector has kicked into overdrive.” Boyd, a highly respected consultant ... Read More

NASA Launches Mars Rover Powered by Missouri-made Batteries

Godspeed, Perseverance! NASA recently launched its latest mission to put another rover on the surface of Mars: Perseverance. And much like many of NASA’s Mars rovers, Perseverance has strong ties to ... Read More

Missouri Companies Continue to Grow Workforce Despite COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies across the world to lay off workers, many companies in Missouri have continued to see their local workforces grow. Centene Corp., a health innovation ... Read More

Missouri Announces $50 Million Broadband Expansion to Aid in COVID-19 Recovery Effort

Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently announced nearly $50 million to support broadband expansion across Missouri. Funding for the new programs comes in large part from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund and ... Read More