MO.gov News Feed: Department of Economic Development /news-rss?filter=economic_development MO.gov News Feed: Department of Economic Development Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:30:47 +0000 en-us Missouri unemployment rate remains at an 18-year low https://ded.mo.gov/content/missouri-unemployment-rate-remains-18-year-low 8641 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:25:02 +0000 September 19, 2018Jefferson CityThis is down 0.3 percent over the past year, and the last time the state’s unemployment rate was lower than 3.3 percent was in February 2000.  Missouri’s rate has been lower than the comparable U.S. rate, currently 3.9 percent, for 40 consecutive months. August nonfarm payroll employment in Missouri was 1,000 jobs higher than the revised July level.  Jobs in the private sector increased by 2,700 over the month. CVS Health Opens New Retail Distribution Center in Kansas City, MO https://ded.mo.gov/content/cvs-health-opens-new-retail-distribution-center-kansas-city-mo 8621 at https://ded.mo.gov Thu, 23 Aug 2018 19:03:42 +0000 August 23, 2018Kansas CityCVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today officially announced the opening of a new retail distribution center in Kansas City, MO, located at 10711 North Congress Avenue in the Skyport Industrial Park.  When fully operational, the new distribution center will add more than 360 new jobs to the Kansas City area, as well as an additional 70 to 100 jobs through work with local businesses.     DED releases July 2018 jobs report https://ded.mo.gov/content/ded-releases-july-2018-jobs-report 8616 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:52:09 +0000 August 15, 2018Jefferson CityThe state’s unemployment rate has been edging down from the 3.7 percent level at the beginning of the year.   Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the comparable U.S. rate (currently 3.9 percent) for 39 consecutive months.  The July not-seasonally-adjusted rate was 3.8 percent in Missouri, compared to the U.S. figure of 4.1. Nonfarm payroll employment reached 2,904,400 in July, an increase of 100 from June, Smith Seed Services chooses Lamar, Missouri for new seed coating plant https://ded.mo.gov/content/smith-seed-services-chooses-lamar-missouri-new-seed-coating-plant 8606 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:15:18 +0000 August 1, 2018Jefferson CityLAMAR, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that Smith Seed Services has selected Lamar, Missouri, as the location of its new Midwest seed coating plant. “We are thrilled to welcome Smith Seed Services to Lamar, Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This company chose our state because of the great community in Lamar, the strong agricultural industry in Missouri, and our central location which allows them to reach key customers in the Midwest. We look forward to supporting their continued growth for many years to come.” Department awards $7.3 million through Neighborhood Assistance Program https://ded.mo.gov/content/department-awards-73-million-through-neighborhood-assistance-program 8596 at https://ded.mo.gov Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:07:31 +0000 July 20, 2018Jefferson CityThe Department of Economic Development announced Friday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. “This program will help improve the communities and lives of thousands of Missourians,” Rob Dixon, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development said. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program has a long, successful history helping to build stronger communities for Missouri.” DED releases June 2018 jobs report https://ded.mo.gov/content/ded-releases-june-2018-jobs-report 8586 at https://ded.mo.gov Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:37 +0000 July 19, 2018Jefferson CityEmployment in Missouri grew by 7,900 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. Missouri nonfarm payroll employment grew by 7,900 jobs in June, on a seasonally adjusted basis.  This followed two months in which there was little reported change in employment.   Since March, employment has grown by 9,500 jobs. Department names broadband director https://ded.mo.gov/content/department-names-broadband-director 8581 at https://ded.mo.gov Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:29:03 +0000 July 16, 2018Jefferson CityThe State of Missouri announced Friday that Tim Arbeiter would lead the state’s new Broadband Development Office. The office was established earlier this year as a partnership between the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Agriculture to build and strengthen partnerships between public and private stakeholders, and align efforts statewide to improve broadband access. Call for ideas and white papers now open https://ded.mo.gov/content/call-ideas-and-white-papers-now-open-0 8571 at https://ded.mo.gov Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:41:12 +0000 July 12, 2018Jefferson CityToday, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) issued an open call for ideas to help shape the state’s Best in Midwest and Talent for Tomorrow strategic planning efforts.  Call for ideas and white papers now open https://ded.mo.gov/content/call-ideas-and-white-papers-now-open 8566 at https://ded.mo.gov Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:39:25 +0000 July 12, 2018Jefferson CityToday, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) issued an open call for ideas to help shape the state’s Best in Midwest and Talent for Tomorrow strategic planning efforts.  Dollar Tree’s 1 million square foot distribution facility begins operations in Warrensburg https://ded.mo.gov/content/dollar-tree%E2%80%99s-1-million-square-foot-distribution-facility-begins-operations-warrensburg 8561 at https://ded.mo.gov Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:59:13 +0000 July 11, 2018Jefferson CityThe Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that Dollar Tree has cut the ribbon on its one million square foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, Missouri. This ribbon cutting comes on the heels of an April 2017 announcement of Dollar Tree’s plans to invest $110 million and create 375 new jobs by 2020.