Toyota Bodine helps create new technician degree program

Missouri students seeking opportunities to land a job requiring highly advanced skills will be able to get training and a degree through a new program that will be offered through the State Technical College of Missouri (STC) in partnership with Toyota Bodine. Both STC and Toyota Bodine are members of Associated Industries of Missouri. The… Read More Toyota Bodine helps create new technician degree program

Ford announces 1200 new jobs at Claycomo – more good news from Manufacturing Jobs Act promoted by AIM

Building on its earlier commitments to retain jobs, and earlier announcements to add 2,800 more jobs in 2012 and 2013, Ford Motor Company today announced it is adding 1,200 additional jobs at the Claycomo, Mo, plant to support growing demand for the Ford Transit line of commercial vehicles. “The job growth we have created in… Read More Ford announces 1200 new jobs at Claycomo – more good news from Manufacturing Jobs Act promoted by AIM

NAM: Business community takes stock of inversion rules

The Wall Street Journal (9/24, Mckinnon, Subscription Publication) reports that tax lawyers and similar experts said on Tuesday that the Obama Administration’s actions on Monday to make corporate inversions less attractive should discourage such moves, at least for the time being. However, they also believe that the White House maneuvers could reduce the pressure to… Read More NAM: Business community takes stock of inversion rules

AIM and Clay County EDC host discussion: how to promote entrepreneurism in Missouri with Rep. T.J. Berry, former Rep. Jerry Nolte

Friday, September 19, the Clay County EDC and the Associated Industries of Missouri, along with Grow Missouri jointly hosted a discussion with business leaders about entrepreneurship and ideas to “Create a Great State.”  The discussion was led by Rep. T. J. Berry and former Rep. Jerry Nolte, and included observations and ideas from several area… Read More AIM and Clay County EDC host discussion: how to promote entrepreneurism in Missouri with Rep. T.J. Berry, former Rep. Jerry Nolte

NAM: New report shows status quo on infrastructure hampers competitiveness

U.S. Manufacturers Won’t Reach Economic Potential Without Public–Private Partnership and Commitment to Infrastructure Investment A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s… Read More NAM: New report shows status quo on infrastructure hampers competitiveness

Proposed EPA regulations will harm Missouri industries

by Ray McCarty, President/CEO, Associated Industries of Missouri Energy consumers throughout the State of Missouri will soon feel the impact of recently issued regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that seek to limit carbon emissions from the U.S. power fleet.  The EPA is requiring existing power plants to cut their emissions by 30 percent by… Read More Proposed EPA regulations will harm Missouri industries