Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., a global leader in the animal health industry headquartered in St. Joseph, to discuss how the state’s newly redesigned workforce development programs will help the company train more than 400 employees. The Governor also toured the company’s new packaging and distribution warehouse, part of a $79 million investment announced last year that is creating 115 jobs.
“Workforce training is a perfect example of the kind of proven, strategic investment that is paying big returns for our workers and our economy,” Gov. Nixon said. “And this year, our initiative to streamline and update these tools will make them even more effective in helping deliver the trained workforce our employers need to compete in the 21st Century economy. Through a relentless focus on fiscal discipline and a commitment to preparing our workforce for next-generation jobs, we will continue to create jobs and move Missouri’s economy forward.”