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Twelve professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers ... the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's N2W Project, earned bachelor of science degrees in economics and civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1990 ...
With an eviction rate slightly higher at 2.04 evictions per 100 renters, Cole County also fell comfortably below the Missouri average of 3.5 evictions per 100 renters and the nationwide average of 2.74 evictions per 100 renters. From 2007-16, Callaway County had an eviction rate of 1.66 evictions per 100 ...

In an effort to empower more rural Missouri farmers, the Department of Agriculture is prepared to eliminate more than 1,200 rules and regulations restricting the ... Members of the Chamber of Commerce wanted to know how the new legal hemp industry would impact the agriculture economy in Missouri.
Since agriculture is America's biggest export industry and American farmers hold a special place in the national consciousness, many had long predicted it would face the brunt of any blowback. Missouri's rural economy could see real harm from the brewing trade war with China. The Chinese government ...
QCR Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday it is acquiring Springfield Bancshares, a bank holding company in Springfield, Missouri, in an estimated $86.7 million deal that will mark the largest acquisition for the Moline-based QCR as well as its entrance into another state. In a joint news release, QCR and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that rising trade tensions between the United States and China risk undermining a global economy that the IMF believes should otherwise grow solidly this year. The lending agency has kept its forecast for worldwide growth this year ...

For each dollar that Missouri lawmakers choose to spend on the University of Missouri's four campuses, the state economy nets $13 more, according to a new report out Tuesday. At a press conference in Jefferson City, University of Missouri system officials, including system President Mun Choi, released ...
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and ...
PEOPLE taking a tour of the new Champ Clark Bridge construction project at Louisiana, Mo., last week got to see history in the making. ... "It's going to be a help to the economy for this part of Missouri and Western Illinois, too," said John Briscoe of New London, who got to vote for the bi-state project as part ...
The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth in that factor. A score below that suggests decline. The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and ...
The unhappiness showed up across the country: Twenty-one states, including Missouri, had statistically significant declines in well-being in 2017 versus 2016. It was "by far the most states we've seen drop in a single year," Witters said, and the decline appeared in almost every region, except the Rocky ...
"This camp draws attention to the importance of farming and its important role in Missouri's economy. ... Missouri Holstein Association, Missouri Guernsey Breeders Association, Missouri Jersey Breeders Association, Missouri Junior Holstein Association, Land O'Lakes/Purina, So-Mo, Inc, S & H Farm Supply, ...
In a news release, Freebairn said: "The state of Missouri needs a big picture assessment and long range plan for the major sectors of our economy and education, health, as well as transportation and energy. This would be developed by a coalition of the stakeholders to revitalize the economy and raise the ...
As a fourth-generation family farm owner, I know just how important agricultural operations are to Missouri's economy and our rural communities. Missouri farmers are some of the hardest working people around, and it's a privilege to represent them in the United States Congress. Whether you grow corn or ...
Biston said the city will have to continue to work with the Missouri Department of Transportation to get it to repair Baltimore Street. “I'm afraid if we start taking over Baltimore, it will become ours and then we would be responsible for it,” Biston said. “Once we do that, it's going to be a big project for us and it's ...
Empowering small businesses to avail themselves of multiple low-interest state loans will spur Missouri's economy, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt said Tuesday in downtown Springfield. Schmitt was joined by numerous local politicians and business advocates at Systematic Savings Bank on South Avenue, ...
Ever since I began high school, I've heard stories of peers getting hammered on a Saturday night and not remembering anything the next day. I never said anything then, and I still bite my tongue when I hear similar stories now. I see people I knew as innocent elementary school kids turn into delinquents ...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - ABC 17 News sat down with Carrie Gartner, executive director of the Business Loop C.I.D., to talk about Columbia's economy and sales tax revenue. Gartner says stores are focusing on providing goods and services consumers can't buy online to keep sales tax revenues local. The city is ...
Commentary: A trade war will hurt Missouri's economy .... President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs may cause significant harm to agriculture, Missouri's largest industry. ... Eric Bohl, of Columbia, Mo., is director of public affairs for Missouri Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm organization.
President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs may cause significant harm to agriculture, Missouri's largest industry. Agriculture contributes over $88 billion annually to the state economy. In contrast, Missouri only has one former aluminum smelter that plans to partially reopen and no current steel ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia's Chamber of Commerce President Matt McCormick sat down with ABC 17 News to discuss Columbia's economy and how the chamber's 2018 legislative priorities are going so far this year. For the 2018 legislative session, the Chamber said they will be focusing on education ...
One of my top priorities as lieutenant governor has been promoting Missouri businesses through the Buy Missouri program, highlighting the numerous products from dog food to windows that are produced in communities across our state. While Buy Missouri thus far has focused primarily on promoting ...
The statisticians measured the Missouri arts sector's value-added at $11.1 billion, or 3.8 percent of gross domestic product. That puts Missouri in the middle of the pack, culturally speaking: the District of Columbia has the most arts-intensive economy at 8.4 percent, while Delaware brings up the rear at 1.3 ...
COLUMBIA (AP) — University of Missouri's chancellor has announced a plan to double the university's funding for research. MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced his plan Tuesday, which also calls for expanding research and creative activities that impact the state and beyond, the Columbian ...
On top of this, Missouri has seen a rapid increase in energy costs over the last decade that hurts our economy and drives out businesses. Passing Senate Bill 564 will put our state back on the right track. Our members will benefit from a more dependable, safer and cleaner power supply, and our region will ...
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and ...
“And agriculture and rural Missouri play a critical role in that.” More than 150 Farm Bureau members from across the state traveled to Jefferson City for Tuesday's legislative day. Richardson tells the group Missouri agriculture is crucial to the state's economy. “We know here, and we have to remind some of ...
Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely on where you live. On some level, everyone understands that—even if you don't have a firm grasp on precisely how far a $50,000 salary would go in California, compared with, say, Ohio. MONEY set ...
Developers of a controversial multi-state wind energy transmission line say Missouri's economy has won a “significant victory” after a Court of Appeals forwarded its case to the Missouri Supreme Court. Although the Grain Belt Express has been met with significant opposition in Missouri, the Eastern District ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn't quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought late last year. Powell emphasized in his first Congressional testimony that the central bank plans to ...
Three female Southeast Missouri State University economics students and their professor joined about 110 other female students from across the Midwest to ... From left Marion Mideva, Jalesa Jones and Valeria Andreieva also had the opportunity to tour the Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal ...
But, supporters say, the prevailing wage helps Missouri workers and contractors, who then help this state by spending those wages here. Sen. Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) says, "Missouri contractors first. That's how I've always been, and that's how it should be. They're citizens of the state.
Political leaders from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. just concluded the latest round of negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, and there is unfortunately a distinct possibility that the critical pact will be terminated. Given NAFTA's unparalleled success in expanding economic ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A new initiative for Missouri's small business community and farmers was launched Thursday. Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt joined business and finance leaders in St. Louis to launch Missouri First, standing for financing investment in rural, small business and technology ...
Missouri and Kansas are working to designate sections of Route 66 as a U.S. bicycle route, and one of the states could receive approval for its route as early as this year. The U.S. Bicycle Route System is the national cycling route network that's serviced by state and local governments. Its goal is to connect ...
The “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act” would prohibit Missouri from doing business with companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. ... “The Jewish community is a strong advocate of boycotts, of sanctions policies, of using economics to affect policy,” Rehfeld said.
In a letter dated January 30 and publicly disclosed on February 9 by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC), Heartland director John ... plant in operation beyond 2022 because the cost of keeping it running — hundreds of millions of dollars — “cannot be supported by the economics of the plant.”.
"(This bill) designates the week beginning with the second Saturday in October as 'Buy Missouri Week,'" Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, told the Senate's General ... advertising campaign to advocate for items made within the state's borders, and, according to ltgov.mo.gov/tourism-economic-development/buy-mo, ...
The scenario they used painted the bull's-eye at the Saverton, Mo., lock near Hannibal and the damage from a river shutdown would spread from there. ... locks on the upper Mississippi River -- at Quincy in Illinois, and at Canton, Saverton, Clarksville and Winfield in Missouri -- and two on the Illinois River, ...
ST. LOUIS — Since its inception in February 2013 as Missouri's only state-endorsed nonprofit, fully online university, WGU Missouri has positively changed the lives of thousands of Missourians with its unique, affordable, competency-based education model. In celebration of its success over the past five ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's ability to intervene in cases of water pollution could be delayed by a bill considered Monday afternoon by state senators. ... "The chamber recognizes that agriculture and small businesses make up a huge part of what makes the Missouri economy hum," said Justin Arnold, ...
Galloway's report points out another major concern: Missouri has increasingly come to rely on individual income taxes for its revenue. That's a problem if the economy goes sour. “In terms of combined fiscal shock, (Moody's) ranks Missouri as the 6th most sensitive state to a moderate recession,” the audit ...
In December, The Chronicle of Higher Education published “A Dying Town,” a story about the challenges facing the Missouri Bootheel. ... the unflinching stories of several residents who, without a college degree, had no safety net when jobs left their towns, the economy stuttered or medical bills piled up.
Years of tax cuts and giveaways have left Missouri's budget in a precarious situation, Galloway said. If the economy sours, huge cuts to public education, transportation and other state services will be inevitable. “We're starting to walk towards the bridge to Kansas,” Galloway said. “They have seen serious ...
The key components would allow those power companies, including Ameren Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light and Empire District, to invest more than ... a growing consensus that the state's 100-year-old energy regulations are hurting Missouri's economy and impeding modernization of the power grid.
“I think it's very important for us to have a competitive economy here in Missouri and I think it's going to lead to more jobs and higher pay,” Greitens told members of the Missouri Press Association at a lunch meeting at the Governor's Mansion. Warren Wood, Ameren vice president of external affairs and ...
Mun Y. Choi speaks after being introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri system Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Jefferson City, Mo. Choi, who has been provost at the University of Connecticut since 2012, takes over the job nearly a year after the resignation of the previous president amid ...
The recent progress in the stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has alerted everyone to look out for right opportunity to invest. At the end of the day, it's only a stock's performance that matters. With this in mind, it's worth taking a look at the chart to get a sense of where it might be headed in the future.
“The 2016 data indicate that gains in health insurance coverage, a stronger economy and higher employment rate shifted, rather than reduced, the cost of ... In 2016, Missouri's hospitals employed more than 158,000 full-time equivalent staff, with an annual payroll and benefits of $10.6 billion. Between 2015 ...
The survey results mark the first time since Trump took office that more voters say he bears responsibility for the current economy more than his predecessor, according to Quinnipiac. According to the poll, 48 percent of respondents credit Trump for the country's economic state, while 41 percent attribute it to ...


 

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