Potential Bond Rating Impact of House Bill 253 Based on Flawed Assumption

Associated Industries of Missouri points out that there continues to confusion on the effects of House Bill 253, including on the part of the state’s bond rating agencies. Standard and Poor’s Rating Services, Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings all issued letters in July, 2013, suggesting a possible downgrade of Missouri’s AAA credit rating if… Read More Potential Bond Rating Impact of House Bill 253 Based on Flawed Assumption

Noranda announces expansion, adding jobs

Associated Industries of Missouri member Noranda announced Friday it is expanding its operations in New Madrid. One of North America’s  leading producers of aluminum, Noranda will invest $45 million into their operations. The company will expand the New Madrid facility by 80,000 square-feet adding 29 jobs and purchasing new state-of-the-art equipment. There are currently more… Read More Noranda announces expansion, adding jobs

Kansas City Fed report shows increase in regional manufacturing in July

The Kansas City (MO) Star (7/25) reports manufacturing activity in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s 10th district increased last month. Chad Wilkerson, a Federal Reserve vice president and economist, said, “Production and shipments rebounded after being disrupted by storms last month. And while some firms remain hesitant to expand, overall capital spending and hiring plans remain… Read More Kansas City Fed report shows increase in regional manufacturing in July

House Speaker Tim Jones on Governor Nixon: Politically-motivated fear-mongering to prevent tax relief for Missourians

House Speaker Tim Jones and House Budget Chairman Rick Stream this week took Governor Nixon to task for the scare tactics he has used in an attempt to prevent the veto override of the most significant tax reduction package in decades. Jones and Stream said the governor has resorted to hyperbole and a reliance on… Read More House Speaker Tim Jones on Governor Nixon: Politically-motivated fear-mongering to prevent tax relief for Missourians

A Thoughtful Energy Policy Can Keep Vital Manufacturing Jobs in Missouri

By Ray McCarty and Hal Quinn* As President Barack Obama arrives in Missouri for a renewed push on jumpstarting the nation’s economy, he should be reminded of one of the critical links to Missouri’s vibrant manufacturing base and a leading partner in the state’s economic growth: the coal industry. Coal generates about 80 percent of… Read More A Thoughtful Energy Policy Can Keep Vital Manufacturing Jobs in Missouri

The Voice of Missouri Business appears on The Voice of the Lake of the Ozarks

AIM president Ray McCarty continued to press the case for the override of Governor Nixon’s veto of House Bill 253 Wednesday on The Morning Meeting on KRMS Radio in Osage Beach. KRMS News Director Manny Haley, the host of the program, conducted the interview. You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking… Read More The Voice of Missouri Business appears on The Voice of the Lake of the Ozarks