‘Fiscal Cliff’ game hurts economy

As the “fiscal cliff” negotiations continue, and policy-makers contend a compromise is most likely out of reach, the 2012 economy ends in disappointment. A Gallup poll shows 54 percent of Americans agree with President Obama’s approach, however there appears to be less confidence that a deal will be reached, affecting the economy. “According to Rasmussen,… Read More ‘Fiscal Cliff’ game hurts economy

Clay County Group Continues Work on Business, Job Loss

Clay County EDC, led by Jim Hampton, continues its efforts to ensure this area and the entire state remain competitive with other regions for job and business development. The Clay County Competitiveness Task Force met Dec. 11 to discuss ways to positively reward companies that help create jobs in Missouri. Increasingly, Missouri is surrounded by… Read More Clay County Group Continues Work on Business, Job Loss

AIM says 6.7 percent unemployment is still too high

According to Missouri Department of Economic Development statistics, Missouri’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in November. The latest unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 49 months. Also declining however is Missouri’s employment rate, which decreased by 6,800 in November. “The fact that Missouri’s unemployment rate is the lowest in 49 months… Read More AIM says 6.7 percent unemployment is still too high