Category Archives: Other State News

SBA funding boosting Missouri small business exports.

MISSOURI — Thanks to a new federal grant, Missouri’s small businesses will have more opportunities to export their products. The $599,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration will focus on helping Show Me State exporters reach new mar ...

Trade agreement will boost Missouri exports to Canada.

MISSOURI — As part of a trade mission to Canada, Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a trade agreement with the province of Alberta to increase Missouri’s exports to America’s northern neighbor. The agreement is the third the governor has signed with ...

Kansas City among nation’s best cities for jobs.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to a new report from job listing web site Glassdoor.com, Kansas City is America’s second best city for jobs. In addition, the website ranked St. Louis at No. 11. Glassdoor scored each city based on hiring opportunitie ...

St. Joseph Career and Resource Fair set for April 7.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The 11th annual St. Joseph Career and Resource Fair will be held from 2-5 p.m. on April 7 at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph. The event will feature 78 employers, eight educational providers and 17 social services resources. The St. Jos ...

Moberly among top micropolitan communities.

MOBERLY, Mo. — According to Site Selection magazine, Moberly is one of America’s Top 100 Micropolitan Communities for 2014. The city joined  Sedalia and West Plains as the only Missouri cities to make the list. The United States Census Bureau ...

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce earns five-star status.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has earned Five-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Five-Star is the highest status of accreditation a chamber can receive. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having pro ...

Cerner virtual job fair for veterans set for Feb. 18.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cerner Corporation is holding an online only, virtual job fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The fair, which is being held in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is open to servi ...

Kansas City auditioning at Sundance Film Festival.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Representatives from Kansas City’s newly formed Film Commission will be shining the spotlight on the city during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The goal is to show film makers from around the world that Kansas City o ...

State sees best job growth in 17 years.

MISSOURI — According to a monthly job report from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Show Me State added more jobs in 2014 than in any year since 1997. Missouri employers created 44,700 jobs last year. Missouri’s unemployment ...

SprakLabKC firing up 10 companies in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City-based, early stage business accelerator SparkLabKC has selected 10 companies for its third class. This year’s class, which will work out of the accelerator’s new downtown Kansas City location, includes College Sport ...

Northland CAPS unveils Innovation Campus.

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new Innovation Campus, a program to provide area students with high-demand jobs skills and earn college credit while in high school, has been established at Northland CAPS school in North Kansas City. The $450,000 grant t ...

MFA Oil opening facility in Moberly.

MOBERLY, Mo. — Farmer-owned cooperative MFA Oil Company is building a new Business Support Campus in Moberly. The facility will will be located on 33 acres in Moberly. The first phase will include construction of the main office, maintenance departmen ...