‘A big success’ is how organizers of the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology described the August 10 GOCAT Showcase at the facility, 125 N. Howell Ave., in West Plains. Between 50 to 75 people attended the event, and 25 of those filled out cards requesting more information about the technical training programs being offered… Read More GOCAT Showcase called ‘a big success’
As the Federal Reserve continues to move toward normalization of its monetary policy, it will need to weigh the relative strength in the labor market with cooling inflationary pressures in recent data. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet September 19–20, and it is widely expected to start the process of gradually reducing the size of its… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor intended to extend mandatory overtime rights to 4 million to 5 million more workers than were eligible under the old rules. The expansion would have made workers earning up to $47,476 a year eligible for mandatory overtime pay when they worked more than a 40-hour work… Read More Trump’s Labor Department eyes remake of Obama’s stalled overtime rules
The global manufacturing sector has turned a corner, expanding modestly on improving demand and buoyed by stronger economic growth in key export markets and by a weaker U.S. dollar. On that latter point, the U.S. dollar has depreciated 7.6 percent year to date in 2017 against major currencies, but it remained nearly 17 percent higher than it was three… Read More Global Manufacturing Economic Update
By the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nowadays, with news cycles filled with so much noise, some news falls through the cracks. One you probably missed came from the EPA last week: Our air is getting cleaner. Source: EPA. Its report, Our Nation’s Air, showed that the levels of a number of harmful pollutants have been falling… Read More EPA: Our air is getting cleaner as our economy grows
Yesterday’s special election yielded a great outcome for the business community. Representative Sandy Crawford (R) was elected to the Missouri Senate, filling a seat left vacant when Lt. Governor Mike Parson was elected to his current position. Rep. Crawford has always been a friend of Missouri business, scoring a 100% voting record with Associated Industries… Read More Congratulations to winners of the special election: Sandy Crawford and Sara Walsh!
West Plains area residents needing to increase their employ-ability skills to meet the demands of today’s manufacturing industries are encouraged to attend the “GOCAT Showcase” between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 125 North Howell Ave., in West Plains. Sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains… Read More GOCAT Showcase this Thursday, Aug. 10