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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 Claycomo, Mo., according to an economic impact report by the Missouri Economic Research & Information Center.
The job figure, which includes employment at assembly plants and parts manufacturing facilities, stood at 7,134 in 2012, the report said.

“The Economic Impact of Missouri’s auto industry” report, released Tuesday by the state’s Department of Economic Development, said the automakers’ investments will support a cumulative $8.7 billion in personal income and $15.4 billion in gross domestic product in Missouri from 2010 to 2015.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]