Tag: jobs

St. Peters getting an Amazon Fulfillment Center but it may not boost overall employment in the area

PHOTO: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Shakopee, Minnesota by Tony Webster Amazon announced on Wednesday that they’re planning for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters but past studies have suggested that it may not directly result in more jobs in the area. According to the online retail giant, the new fulfillment center would create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a tech-driven workplace. […]

RELEASE: Blunt Touts Benefits of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Ahead of Senate Vote

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the weekly Senate Republican leadership press conference to voice his support for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Blunt noted that the bill, which is expected to be voted on in the Senate later today, will allow families to keep more of what they earn and eliminate Obamacare’s harmful individual mandate tax.

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Praises Clean Water Commission’s Decision

Governor Eric Greitens praised Missouri’s Clean Water Commission for voting to open new farms in Missouri. “My philosophy is simple: let farmers farm. We need more farms, more jobs, and less government. Our farmers and ranchers have dealt with government interference for too long. Those days are over. We’re getting government out of the way so that Missourians can create more jobs,” said Governor Eric Greitens The Commission’s decision grants permits to RNR Farms in […]

RELEASE: Kansas City Bid for Amazon HQ2 Represents Largest Response Effort in Region’s History

Midwest metro submitted a comprehensive bid led by the Kansas City Area Development Council, supported by two states, 18 counties, 50+ communities and over 200 people KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Kansas City region’s proposal for Amazon HQ2 was delivered to the company’s Seattle, Wash., headquarters today.  Led by the Kansas City Area Development Council, the bid represents the largest regional response effort in the area’s economic development history based on the […]

Blunt speaks on Senate floor regarding tax reform

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday in support of tax reform. Blunt noted that a simpler, fairer tax code will allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned income, create more high-paying jobs, and increase U.S. competitiveness. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: “I’m not aware of any of the Missouri constituents that I work for that wouldn’t like to see a tax code that was simpler, that […]

Governor Eric Greitens visited Kansas City and St. Louis to announce 856 new Missouri jobs

Jefferson City, Mo – Today, Governor Eric Greitens visited Kansas City and St. Louis to celebrate the growth of several companies, announcing their plans to create more than 800 jobs and invest a combined $53.3 million into their operations in Missouri. “Our mission is more jobs and higher pay and we are getting results,” said Gov. Eric Greitens. “856 new jobs is 856 lives changed. It’s 856 families’ lives changed. We are proud to be […]

Governor’s Innovation Task Force releases report, identifies ways to help entrepreneurs in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 80 days of work, five roundtables, and four surveys, the Governor’s Innovation Task Force has submitted their final report to Governor Eric Greitens. Members of the task force’s steering committee presented the report and their findings to Governor at the Center of Emerging Technologies in St. Louis on Tuesday. The final report, which was conducted with the help of the Hawthorn Foundation, outlines ways in which the state can work […]

Greitens hosts third public address through Facebook

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens answered 8 questions on Facebook live Wednesday afternoon, handpicked from nearly 3,200 on his two posts. He spoke about Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, taxes on small businesses, funding for Missouri education, Real ID laws, attracting businesses to Missouri, financial problems of Mizzou, veterans issues, and rural internet access. Among the top comments proposed by his constituents were on Sen. Chappelle-Nadal, protecting Confederate monuments, marijuana for medical […]

Centene expansion to create 2,000 new jobs

If you’re a resident of Clayton, you’ve probably driven by one of the largest construction projects in the city’s history currently underway. Centene’s $770 million campus expansion aims to be one of the biggest employers in the city, located on Hanley right across the street from their main headquarters. According to the company’s website, Centene’s newest project will create 2,000 jobs, half of which will be new to Missouri, with annual salaries averaging $73,000 plus […]

PRESS RELEASE: Greitens appoints leaders across state and local government

Governor Eric Greitens made the following appointments today: Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks, of Columbia, was appointed as the new Boone County Clerk. The position became vacant after the resignation of the previous Clerk, Wendy S. Noren. Burks is the Director of Distribution, Inventory and Asset Management at the University of Missouri System. In 2008, he received his commission in the United States Navy through OCS and as an active duty officer, he achieved the […]