Missouri

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

U.S. Farathane manufacturing plant.

National Auto Supplier Selects Kansas City Area For Manufacturing Operation

US Farathane will supply GM facility in Fairfax, KS; will invest $51M and create 267 new jobs.

Special Report: Call Centers/Back Office – Making A Connection In Southwest Missouri

Call centers are flocking to the Show-Me State, with Taney County, MO poised for development as an emerging hub for back office, call center and IT operations.
Licking County offers diverse and distinct facility options, from office to industrial.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.
Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group.

Leggett & Platt Bringing New Product Introduction Operation To Joplin, MO

To assist Leggett & Platt with its new Joplin operation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has offered a strategic economic incentive package.

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.
Cook Portable Warehouses.

Cook Portable Warehouses Comes To Joplin, MO

After its best year for job creation since 1997, Missouri starts 2015 strong with a new company creating 80 good paying jobs in Joplin.

Faurecia Inaugurates Seating Plant In Wentzville, MO

Facility proudly contributes to GM's "Motor Trend Truck of the Year" Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon.
BioSTL infographic

Israeli Agtech Company Chooses St. Louis, MO As U.S. Headquarters

BioSTL’s newly launched St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection (SLIIC) initiative establishes a direct pipeline for business interaction between St. Louis and the country of Israel.
The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail-and-truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. The Port’s just-in-time storage capabilities provide additional flexibility to delivery schedules.

Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’

So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.
Boeing's 777X airplane.

Boeing To Shift 777X Parts Division To St. Louis Facility

To accommodate this production work, Boeing will expand its current St. Louis composites facility, which will begin producing parts for the 777X program in 2017.
Rendering of the new Commerce Bank Joplin headquarters at its new location at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue—the site where a Commerce branch was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.
Centene Plaza in Clayton, MO.

Centene Announces New Claims Processing Center In Ferguson, MO

Centene will begin taking applications for the new claims processing center jobs before the end of 2014.

Tale of Two Cities

Their acronyms may rhyme, but KC and AC appear to be moving in opposite directions.
AAF Columbia

AAF International Inaugurates New Cleanroom Facility In Columbia, MO

On May 22, 2014, AAF International held a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating its new HEPA filter manufacturing facilities in its Columbia, MO plant.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

To service customers efficiently, tailored logistics and transportation solutions are essential to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through each supply chain segment.
Providence, RI

Report Explores Sectors And Metros Driving Construction Jobs Recovery

Study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals the top 10 metros for employment in commercial construction. Providence, RI-metro region tops the list.

Construction Begins On Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Solar Facility

O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center brings solar into Ameren Missouri's energy generation portfolio.
Irving Joplin

BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.

Kansas City, MO Assembly Plant Preps To Launch All-New Ford Transit

Ford has welcomed nearly 1,000 new employees at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit, which goes on sale in the United States this summer.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

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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.
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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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