economic development http://kbia.org en Longer runway could spur more air traffic in Camdenton http://kbia.org/post/longer-runway-could-spur-more-air-traffic-camdenton <p>Leaders in the City of Camdenton said they are optimistic about the potential for its airport. The conclusion to a three-part expansion plan includes the lengthening of its runway from four to five thousand feet. With this change, the airport will be able to accommodate more air traffic and larger planes.</p><p>City officials said this increase in traffic will lead to economic growth and job creation for the lake community.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:28:25 +0000 Hayley Buck 32834 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City pumps $100,000 into fund for new airline in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-pumps-100000-fund-new-airline-columbia <p>The Jefferson City Council agreed to provide the Columbia Regional Airport with $100,000 to help attract more airline services.</p><p>City Councilman Ralph Bray says Columbia has approached a number of cities in mid-Missouri for help in its attempt to bring a third airline to the airport.</p><p>“Well, it’s very, very exciting," Bray says. "Columbia has done a lot of work for the past couple of years or so, I believe, in studying the issue of providing greater air transportation and that would allow for international connections.”</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:05:35 +0000 Taylor Barth 21481 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City pumps $100,000 into fund for new airline in Columbia Mo. unemployment rises slightly to 7.2 percent http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rises-slightly-72-percent <p>A new report says Missouri&#39;s unemployment rate edged higher last month while the number of nonfarm jobs declined.</p><p>The Department of Economic Development says the jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point in July to 7.2 percent. That compares with a national rate of 8.3 percent.</p><p>The Missouri agency also reported Tuesday that nonfarm payroll employment decreased in July by 7,700 jobs.</p><p>Officials said record heat and severe drought affected outdoor jobs in such areas as construction, landscaping, lawn care and recreation.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:23:34 +0000 Associated Press 19447 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rises slightly to 7.2 percent Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-payrolls-decline <p>Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased to 7.1 percent.</p><p>Department of Economic Development officials say much of the decline in Missouri non-farm payrolls came in the local government sector, which shed 3,100 jobs in June.</p><p>The state unemployment rate has declined or held steady each month since June 2011. The jobless rate last month is the lowest in Missouri since December 2008.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:01:48 +0000 Associated Press 17757 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline Ashland considering a downtown district http://kbia.org/post/ashland-considering-downtown-district <p>The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission has updated a proposal to create a downtown district. The expanded zone includes more businesses than the original 2009 plan. The proposal would establish architectural standards for a uniformed downtown area.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:03:19 +0000 Dan Molloy 15809 at http://kbia.org Ashland considering a downtown district State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks http://kbia.org/post/state-senate-considers-bill-requiring-deeper-business-background-checks <p>The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek&rsquo;s failed factory project in Moberly. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:21:40 +0000 Zach Garcia 13254 at http://kbia.org State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks Missouri House approves new development incentives http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-new-development-incentives <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Missouri lawmakers are aiming to attract large economic development projects with a new type of incentive&nbsp;</span><font color="#333333">modeled on a strategy used elsewhere.</font></p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:23:49 +0000 Associated Press 12966 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves new development incentives Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs http://kbia.org/post/mexico-auto-parts-manufacturer-plans-add-jobs <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state. 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