We recently spoke with the president of Holtec Gas Systems, Thorstein Holt, who has traveled with the governor through the International Trade program at DED. Thor shared his experience with the program, and why he thinks other business owners could benefit, too.
Grain Valley, Missouri, is located just 23 miles east of Kansas City and has a unique history and a bright future as a site for growth and innovative educational opportunities.
There is a new Rural Economic Development Caucus in the Missouri Legislature. The Missouri Times writes about it here. This is an important geography that has struggled for attention for too long. Kudos to Rep. McGaugh for highlighting the need.
Columbia, Mo— Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD), a leading producer and processor of store-brand organic milk and butter for U.S. retailers, plans to construct a new dairy processing facility in Columbia, which would create more than 90 jobs initially, and up to 150 total new jobs over the next five years.
Western Governors University (WGU) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing degrees in response to workforce needs. The nonprofit university was designed in 1997 by 19 U.S. Governors whose goal was to expand access to post-secondary education, address high workforce needs and drive more economic development through an innovative online education experience. WGU has been called an innovator in higher education