Tag: Department of Economic Development

Nucor to build new micro mill in Sedalia, creating more than 250 jobs

SEDALIA, Mo. – A new rebar micro mill is headed to Missouri, and it’s being backed by the largest steel producer in the nation. The company, Nucor, announced that it will be investing at least $250 million to build the mill in Sedalia, creating 255 full-time jobs paying an average […]

Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Who wants Amazon’s second headquarters in their city? Basically everyone. Missourians and cities across the nation have utilized several different avenues in their attempt to draw the attention of Amazon, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ reviewing of Amazon products, Tucson’s sending of a 21-foot saguaro […]

Audit shows state agencies are reviewing laws, finding some unnecessary regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new audit report issued Friday shows that state agencies are keeping up with the statute requiring them to review their regulations. “These reviews are important because they put the burden on the state and serve as a gut check on whether these regulations benefit citizens,”  […]

Senate passes Wasson’s job training bill before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours before leaving the Capitol for the start of Spring Break, the Missouri Senate took a final vote on a job training bill they had been working on throughout the week. Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, filed SB 10, which seeks to modify parts of the Missouri Works […]

Department of Economic Development names recipients of energy loan program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Division of Energy within the Department of Economic Development (DED) announced Thursday the 11 recipients of award for their 2017 energy loan program. Four public school systems, five municipal governments, one community college and one hospital will receive loans totaling roughly $3 million to make […]

Governor’s Conference on Economic Development to focus on successful Missouri companies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – At their annual conference, the Department of Economic Development will encourage business owners and municipal leaders to examine what made successful Missouri companies… well, successful. This September, the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development will examine certain industries that have seen a lot of growth recently and how interested […]

Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board fails state audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board has failed a state audit, drawing the ire of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In a report released Tuesday, state auditor Nicole Galloway said the board was, “not functional and is not achieving its primary objective of monitoring […]

Division of Energy sets recommendations for Comprehensive Energy Plan

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Department of Energy released recommendations for a statewide comprehensive energy plan Wednesday at a conference in St. Louis. “With world-class research institutions, innovative businesses and a highly-skilled workforce, Missouri is well-positioned to build a more secure and independent energy future that […]

New DED regulations poised to kill successful economic development program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This morning, thousands of workers walked into the headquarters of Express Scripts at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Hanley Road in St. Louis to start their day, never thinking about a tax credit program that proved the difference in their jobs being in located in […]