Manufacturers lost 1,000 workers in September, with the overall jobs numbers negatively impacted by damaging hurricanes in the month. In addition, the July and August data were revised lower, subtracting 32,000 from prior manufacturing job growth estimates. Despite the disappointing figures in September, the reduced hiring is likely a temporary phenomenon, with employment expectations continuing to be… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
Ray McCarty, President and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri, was on Missouri Viewpoints Sunday night to discuss Missouri’s business climate. He also shared his thoughts on Missouri’s chance at winning Amazon’s HQ2. Click here to watch the full episode.
Mississippi Lime’s mine rescue team finished first place overall at the 35th Annual Mine Rescue Competition held at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri in mid-September. In addition to earning first overall, the rescue team also won “Best in Missouri,” first place in the bench contest and first place in the field… Read More Mississippi Lime Company mine rescue team wins big at Annual Rescue Competition
According to the Department of Labor, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.70/hr to $7.85/hr effective 1-1-18. The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on Missouri’s cost of living.
Associated Industries of Missouri is proud to endorse MFG Day activities during around MFG Day which is officially October 6, 2017. Several AIM members are hosting tours and events. Some are open to the public, but most are invitation-only. If your facility is having a MFG Day event, please let us know. Also, some local… Read More AIM members support MFG Day
The AP reports “US factory activity rose to the highest level in 13 years last month as hurricanes disrupted supplies but drove up demand for manufactured goods.” The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) September manufacturing index “rose to 60.8 from 58.8 in August, the highest reading since May 2004.” According to the ISM, “new orders, production, and new export… Read More ISM Manufacturing Index: US factory activity rose to highest level in 13 years in September
Come join The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Friday, October 28 from 5-8 pm for an evening filled with fun activities that teach children about Missouri’s natural resources. The 13th annual Fall Rocks celebration will be returning to the Missouri Mines State Historic Site Powerhouse Museum in Park Hills, Missouri. The family-friendly event is free and… Read More Doe Run invites families to attend the 13th annual Fall Rocks