Mastercard works to shut down use of their cards on unlawful websites

Mastercard released a statement on a decision to work with their bank partners to shut down the use of Mastercard cards on sites that violate the law by making specific threats or inciting violence: We have all seen the news reports from Charlottesville this week, as we have from too many other cities in the past… Read More Mastercard works to shut down use of their cards on unlawful websites

NAM: Monday Economic Report

Manufacturing Indicators The manufacturing indicators that were released last week included industrial production for July and the New York and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank manufacturing surveys for August. According to the Federal Reserve, total industrial production rose 0.2 percent from June to July. Compared to the previous year, the index rose 2.2 percent. Manufacturing production (about three-fourths… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report

Natural gas and oil industry contributes nearly $10.5 billion to the state’s economy

According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), the natural gas and oil industry supports nearly 117,500 jobs, provides nearly $5.6 billion in wages and contributes nearly $10.5 billion to Missouri’s economy. Manufacturing Industry Facts America’s energy abundance is bringing manufacturing back to the United States through lower energy and materials costs. U.S. industrial electricity costs… Read More Natural gas and oil industry contributes nearly $10.5 billion to the state’s economy

Department of Economic Development will prioritize applicants to tackle the opioid crisis

As part of a statewide effort led by Gov. Eric Greitens, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) will prioritize applications in the “second round” of the 2018 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) received from Missouri non-profits to help fight opioid misuse in communities throughout the state. The opioid epidemic is a national issue and one that the state of… Read More Department of Economic Development will prioritize applicants to tackle the opioid crisis