The eFactory, Missouri State University’s entrepreneurship center and business incubator, recently secured a $150,000 lead investment to help it establish a new seed capital fund and accelerator program in Springfield. The investment was awarded by Jefferson City-based RMI, a 504 Loan Program lender. Companies selected for the new accelerator program will receive a variety of […]
Administered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Summer Job League is a new workforce placement program that helps emerging, work-ready job candidates (ages 16-24) in the Greater Kansas City and St. Louis areas earn workplace skill certificates and connect with area businesses. The program allows participating individuals to gain real-world work experience while […]
Missouri’s transportation, logistics and warehousing industry continues to grow, as Gov. Jay Nixon was joined today in Sikeston by local leaders and company executives in announcing plans by Orgill to expand its facility there by more than 250,000 square feet. The hardware distributor and home improvement retail services company also expects to add more than 70 new jobs to its Sikeston workforce.
“It’s rewarding to see firsthand how doing business in Missouri can give a company the competitive edge they need to grow,” Gov. Nixon said. “This is Orgill’s second expansion in Sikeston, and it will create more than 70 jobs and provide another boost to this region’s economy. It’s clear that more and more businesses like Orgill see the value in investing in a state with a spotless AAA rating and a workforce that’s second to none.”
JOSEPH, Mo.—Daily’s Premium Meats will build a new meat processing facility in St. Joseph, creating 212 new jobs, the Missouri Department of Economic Development today announced. The company’s expansion project includes an initial capital investment of $41.5 million. “A strategic central location and experienced workforce continue to accelerate growth in Missouri’s consumer food products sector,” […]
Jefferson City, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment gained 8,400 jobs in February, following a revised increase of 11,200 in the first month of 2015. Missouri’s unemployment rate held at 5.5 percent in February, which is nine-tenths of a point […]