MO.gov News Feed: Department of Economic Development /news-rss?filter=economic_development MO.gov News Feed: Department of Economic Development Mon, 30 Jan 2023 07:16:09 +0000 en-us AmeriCorps ranks Missouri 10th in the nation for formal volunteering in latest Volunteering and Civic Life in America research https://ded.mo.gov/content/americorps-ranks-missouri-10th-nation-formal-volunteering-latest-volunteering-and-civic-life 11096 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:20:44 +0000 January 25, 2023Jefferson CityThe Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that AmeriCorps determined more than 1.4 million Missourians formally volunteered through an organization from September 2020 to September 2021. These volunteer efforts made a $3.1 billion impact on the state, establishing Missouri as 10th in the nation for formal volunteerism. Major food processing center and cold storage facility to open in Kansas City, investing $199.6 million and creating 583 jobs https://ded.mo.gov/content/major-food-processing-center-and-cold-storage-facility-open-kansas-city-investing-1996 11091 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 25 Jan 2023 10:58:13 +0000 January 25, 2023Kansas CityWest Liberty Foods, a leading protein processor, announced today it will open a food processing center in Kansas City, attached to supporting cold storage facility to be developed by Vertical Cold Storage. The companies are expected to invest a combined $199.6 million and create 583 jobs. State awards $30 million in ARPA funding to help companies find and train workers https://ded.mo.gov/content/state-awards-30-million-arpa-funding-help-companies-find-and-train-workers 11086 at https://ded.mo.gov Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:14:00 +0000 January 24, 2023Jefferson CityThe Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today the award of $30 million through the ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program. The program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is focused on helping companies address workforce shortages by recruiting and training thousands of Missourians. State awards $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to fund 60 broadband expansion projects https://ded.mo.gov/content/state-awards-261-million-through-arpa-broadband-infrastructure-grant-program-fund-60 11081 at https://ded.mo.gov Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:26:02 +0000 January 23, 2023Jefferson CityThe Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that it has awarded a total of $261 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access statewide. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections in locations that previously lacked adequate internet access. URBN to open new fulfillment center in Raymore, investing $60 million and creating 750 new jobs https://ded.mo.gov/content/urbn-open-new-fulfillment-center-raymore-investing-60-million-and-creating-750-new-jobs 11076 at https://ded.mo.gov Tue, 17 Jan 2023 11:54:05 +0000 January 17, 2023RaymoreURBN, a multinational lifestyle retail corporation, announced today that it will establish a new fulfillment center for its clothing rental brand Nuuly in Raymore, investing up to $60 million and creating 750 new jobs. The company plans to locate the new, 604,000-square-foot facility at the Raymore Commerce Center, pending local approval. Missouri Community Service Commission names Brittany Stiffler Crabtree as executive director https://ded.mo.gov/content/missouri-community-service-commission-names-brittany-stiffler-crabtree-executive-director 11071 at https://ded.mo.gov Fri, 13 Jan 2023 14:41:57 +0000 January 13, 2023Jefferson CityThe Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that Brittany Stiffler Crabtree will serve as its new executive director.