Missouri

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Missouri.

Mississippi Deal of the Year

Mississippi Lands Business Facilities’ 2016 Deal Of The Year

The $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Clinton, MS wins the magazine’s Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year.
St. Louis Missouri

World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs Expands In St. Louis

The IT consulting firm will use the space to host business clients, showcase technology demonstrations, and provide its growing workforce with areas to collaborate and innovate.
Greenville

Food Ingredient Company Investing $14.2M In Missouri

Kerry is expanding its liquid smoke product manufacturing facility in Greenville, MO with help from an incentive package from the Missouri DED.
CVS

CVS Bringing 360 New Jobs To Missouri

The national retail pharmacy selected Kansas City, MO for its new 762,000-square-foot distribution center based on the local workforce and centralized location.
ammunition

American Marksman Expanding In Missouri

The ammunition manufacturer and distributor is expanding in the Kansas City region, creating 65 advanced manufacturing jobs with the help of an incentive package from the Missouri DED.
Boeing consolidation

Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites

The effort to improve efficiency will bring jobs to Boeing's Los Angeles County, St. Louis, and Huntsville locations.
Harrisonville Missouri

Thermoplastic Pipe Manufacturer Expanding In Missouri

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. is building its 62nd manufacturing facility in Harrisville, MO thanks in large part to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s alternative pipe policies.
Kansas City Missouri

Employment Screening Company Moving To Missouri

Alere eScreen is expanding in Kansas City, MO with a $6.8 million investment and 30 new jobs.
2016 rankings

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.
retail economic development

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

The retail industry has an impact on more than just the clothes in our closets and our daily coffee fix.
LMI Aerospace

LMI Aerospace To Expand In Missouri, Create 60 Jobs

LMI Aerospace plans to invest more than $17.5 million to expand its Washington, MO machining operation, creating 60 new jobs over the next three years.
Kansas City

Kansas City Launches “Smart City” Initiative

Kansas City now offers more than 50 blocks of free outdoor public Wi-Fi downtown, 125 “smart” streetlights and 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens.
food processing

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

The recent consolidation of food industry giants via mega-mergers is not slowing the exponential growth of major food processing hubs.
Smart City Challenge

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.

Silicon Prairie

Droves of high-tech startups are putting down roots in the Great Plains.
USDA Awards Loans to Boost Rural Economic Development in Five States

USDA Awards Loans To Boost Rural Economic Development In Five States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) has awarded six low-interest loans to local governments and community organizations that will spur rural economic development in Missouri, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.
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Business Report: Missouri – Owens Corning to Open Manufacturing Plant in Joplin

Owens Corning's $90-million project in Joplin, MO, a plant that will produce insulation products, is expected to create more than 100 jobs.
shovel-ready sites

Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified and Ready to Go

Site selection professionals zero in on certified shovel-ready sites, which reduce development costs and put projects on a fast track to success.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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