Category Archives: Other State News

Missouri’s exports expand.

MISSOURI — According to data from WISERTrade, exports from the state of Missouri rose in the last month. The Show Me State’s year-to-date exports rose 4.71 through October compared to the same period in 2013 rising from $10.792 billion to $11.3 b ...

Investment at Truman State will grow STEM jobs.

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon has committed to delivering a bond issuance that will produce $9.2 million for repairs and renovation at Truman State University in Kirksville. Updating Baldwin Hall at Truman State is part of the State of MissouriR ...

Low unemployment, high acclaim for St. Joseph.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, St. Joseph’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since April 2007. At 3.8 percent unemployment, St. Joseph continues to be well below state and national averages, ...

Planet Fitness buffing up hiring in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A Cincinnati-based franchisee has announced plans to open 11 Planet Fitness locations in the St. Louis-area by 2017. The 11 health clubs will create about 180 jobs. The first Planet Fitness in the area opened in Overland last April. Th ...

Schnucks hires displaced Ferguson workers.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — When rioters in Ferguson destroyed Sam’s Meat Market last month, not only was a business destroyed but a number of employees saw their jobs literally go up in smoke. However, local grocery store chain Schnucks has come to the resc ...

Olympic Trials vaulting into St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — St. Louis will play host to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for men’s gymnastics to determine who will compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Olympic trials will be held in the Gateway Arch city June 24 and 26, 2016. I ...