Missouri Economic and Research Center website

Employer survey details employer perspectives on pandemic and skill needs

The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released new statewide employer survey results to correspond with its 2020 Missouri Economic & Workforce Report, which was published earlier this fall. The Economic & Workforce Report tracks the state’s economy and workforce by fiscal year (July 2019 – June 2020). The corresponding employer survey results focus […]

Governor Parsons and Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

Governor Parson, Lt. Governor Kehoe highlight importance of supporting Missouri businesses

Governor Parson encouraged Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s economy moving forward.  “We are on the road to recovery, and we must continue taking steps to protect ourselves and others. With that said, we encourage Missourians to safely re-engage in the economy,” Governor Parson said. “Now more […]

Central Service and Supply

Central Service and Supply to build manufacturing facility in Macon

Central Service and Supply, Inc., an advanced manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the selection of Macon, Missouri, as the location of their new advanced manufacturing facility citing access to talent and logistical advantages as main reasons for their choice. “We are extremely excited to expand into Missouri,” Adam Nolan, Vice President of […]

Economic Development

Northern Missouri companies expanding, creating new jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced northern Missouri companies are expanding and creating jobs. Thermoformed plastic food container manufacturer Sonoco Plastics plans to create 16 new jobs in Chillicothe. The company is a five billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, and packaging supply chain services. Operations consist of its global […]