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Manufacturers open their doors to attract a future workforce

The first time Tyler Collins walked onto a modern manufacturing floor, his perceptions about factory work instantly changed. “I was blown away,” said Collins, a junior at Elsberry High School. “I had no idea, really, what machining consisted of and it was kind of a shocker at first.” Collins had just visited the factory floor at Toyota-Bodine, a robotics-aided facility

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Health care revenue cycle management company National Medical Billing Services is undergoing a $213,000 expansion and creating 11 new jobs in Cuba, Missouri. Headquartered in Chesterfield, National Medical Billing Services currently employs approximately 400 employees. The company has grown its annual revenue by 1,000 percent over the past five years, according to a release from the Missouri Department of Economic

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Telecommunications and data center company, Bluebird Network, is embarking on a three- phase, 16,000-square-foot expansion in the Springfield Underground. When completed in mid-2017, the project will more than double the size of Bluebird’s existing facility. The growth at Bluebird in Springfield follows a new state law offering incentives to new and expanding data centers. “This expansion will allow us to

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Northwestern Mutual tests new office design in Creve Coeur

Northwestern Mutual’s St. Louis Network Office has invested $1 million in new state-of-the-art offices in Creve Coeur. The offices are a new design for the company and will be a test pilot for the other 70-plus Northwestern Mutual network offices located around the nation. The same network office also opened new offices in Columbia about one year ago. In addition to

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CenturyLink brings broadband access to rural Missouri

CenturyLink has announced plans to bring high-speed internet service to more than 158,000 rural households and businesses in Missouri. The rural roll out is aided by the second phase of the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund project. The rural internet expansion will bring speeds of at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload to these households and businesses. “We’re pleased

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