More than 20 million people visited Missouri State Parks in 2016, setting a new attendance record and marking the first time that milestone was achieved, according to a release. Missouri trails and state parks are important drivers of tourism and economic activity Among the parks seeing significant attendance gains in 2016 to date were: Castlewood State Park,… Read More Annual attendance in Missouri State Parks tops 20 million for first time ever
State-by-state numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Missouri’s net gain of 57,100 jobs over the last year led all eight of its neighboring states; the Show Me State also ranked in the top ten nationwide in new jobs. The same data showed Missouri was tied for the largest statistically… Read More Missouri beat all eight contiguous states in job creation over last 12 months
The Doe Run Company recently donated $40,000 to Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) toward the purchase of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for its geology, mining and metallurgical engineering programs. This piece of highly specialized laboratory equipment will assist students in measuring and analyzing the chemical makeup of solids, liquids, alloys, powders… Read More Doe Run donates $40,000 to Missouri S&T for new spectrometer
Motorcraft now is delivering more competitive pricing and improved parts availability to customers following an extensive review aimed at improving the parts purchase and repair experience for dealers, distributors, repair shops and ultimately, the end customer. “We are listening to our customers and taking significant steps to give them what they want,” said Marc Liskey,… Read More Customers, dealers and distributors to benefit from increased availability, competitive pricing of Motorcraft parts
After a burst of post-election enthusiasm, several reports out last week reminded us that the economy continues to have some challenges, despite recent progress. For instance, new manufacturing production data, down 0.1 percent in November, were disappointing following two months of gains. Moreover, output in the sector has risen just 0.1 percent on a year-over-year… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its 2016-2017 Judicial Hellholes® report today, naming courts in Missouri as the nation’s “most unfair” in the handling of civil litigation. The City of St. Louis is a magnet for product liability lawsuits and consumer class actions. The local trial court hosted three gigantic verdicts this year, totaling $197… Read More Missouri named #1 Judicial Hellhole by ATRA
Content by Bob Beckmann, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager and Certified Energy Manager Are you a gatekeeper who monitors and assesses ideas before you let them pass through to the next stage of development…or are you the keymaster, the one who holds all the keys and tells people “get this into production and sell it?” Both approaches… Read More Product Development: Are You a Gatekeeper or Keymaster?