Unemployment rate

Audio: Missouri Governor “3.1 percent unemployment rate is a record Low”

Missouri’s governor says the state’s economy is growing because of legislative actions like “Fast Track” and an emphasis on workforce development. Governor Mike Parson says 37-thousand new jobs have been created in the past year.     The state Department of Economic Development says Missouri’s unemployment rate for October was three-point-one percent, remaining unchanged from […]

Tim Arbeiter, J Eggleston, Richard Fordyce, Jeff Case, Ron Hinds, Gregg Davis

GRM Networks in Princeton receives USDA grant of $41.6 million dollars through ReConnect Program

GRM Networks of Princeton recently received a $41.6 million grant/loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program helping GRM Networks fulfill its commitment to bring fiber-optic connectivity to northern Missouri and southern Iowa. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce awarded the grant/loan to GRM at a reception held at the David Callaway […]

Nucor Web Page (Steel Plant)

Audio: $400 million steel plant set to open in December in Sedalia

Missouri’s top economic development official says a 400-million dollar steel plant being built in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will open next month.     State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Missourinet the Nucor plant is scheduled to open on December 27 or 28. The steel rebar manufacturing plant is one of the […]

Governor Mike Parson

Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on hotel/motel bed tax issue

Members of the city councils’ Economic Development and Administrative committees met separately Tuesday evening at the Trenton City Hall. Information provided by City Administrator Ron Urton shows the Economic Development Committee is recommending a public vote next year on a hotel/motel bed tax issue at Trenton. The recommendation that’s to be presented to the full […]

Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]

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GRM Networks joins National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers

GRM Networks, headquartered in Princeton, reports it has joined the National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers. These are described as a network of broadband connections under the auspices of the National Rural Broadband Association which represents nearly 850 independent, community-based, telecommunications companies across the country. The Smart Rural Communities program promotes collaborative work among rural […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts three ordinances, accepts four bids

Three ordinances were adopted and four bids were accepted during Monday nights meeting of the Trenton City Council. All votes were unanimous among the 8 members. Boone Construction Company of Columbia received formal approval for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project. The company is to be paid $2,339,736.00. Funding comes from the city of Trenton […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to meet Monday at City Hall

The Chillicothe City Council will hear a presentation on the city’s 2018-2019 audit and consider several ordinances Monday, September 16, 2019. The council will meet at the Chillicothe City Hall at 6:30. One ordinance would accept an agreement with Allgeier, Martin, and Associates for preparation plans, specifications, and bidding documents for Corporate Drive. Other ordinances […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council selects construction company to replace 17th Street Bridge

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council approved three bills and adopted three ordinances. The 17th Street Bridge replacement will be done by Boone Construction Company of Columbia who submitted the lowest of bids from six companies. City Administrator Ron Urton said the selection of Boone has been accepted by the […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]