All month long, Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today we are taking a look back at the United States Department of Agriculture’s expansion to Kansas City, Missouri.
In October, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it signed a lease for permanent office space at 805 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, to serve as the new site for its Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Policy (NIFA) agencies.
The move will locate the agencies closer to constituencies and bring hundreds of high-paying jobs to the Kansas City region.
“We are thrilled that the USDA is moving its ERS and NIFA agencies to the heartland, closer to the hardworking farmers they serve,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We appreciate the commitment and support of Secretary Perdue, Senator Blunt, and the large Kansas City coalition, including Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, to grow and strengthen the entire Kansas City region. USDA’s investment will benefit both Missouri and Kansas for years to come.”
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