economic development

9:28 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Longer runway could spur more air traffic in Camdenton

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.

City officials said this increase in traffic will lead to economic growth and job creation for the lake community.

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9:05 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Jefferson City pumps $100,000 into fund for new airline in Columbia

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The Jefferson City Council agreed to provide the Columbia Regional Airport with $100,000 to help attract more airline services.

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.

“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.”

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9:23 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Mo. unemployment rises slightly to 7.2 percent

A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged higher last month while the number of nonfarm jobs declined.

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.

The Missouri agency also reported Tuesday that nonfarm payroll employment decreased in July by 7,700 jobs.

Officials said record heat and severe drought affected outdoor jobs in such areas as construction, landscaping, lawn care and recreation.

9:01 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline

Missouri unemployment rate falls
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Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased to 7.1 percent.

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.

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.

1:03 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Ashland considering a downtown district

Downtown Ashland

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. 

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9:21 am
Mon April 30, 2012

State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks

A bill currently before the Mo. Senate would require deeper background checks of businesses looking to set up shop in the Show-Me State.

The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek’s failed factory project in Moberly.

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5:23 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House approves new development incentives


Missouri lawmakers are aiming to attract large economic development projects with a new type of incentive modeled on a strategy used elsewhere.

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3:19 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference in Mexico, MO on March 27, 2012
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

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5:11 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Fulton may get biodiesel production plant

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A Fulton developer could break ground this spring on a biodiesel production plant. 

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6:30 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Job creation in Missouri

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