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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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Program teaches soft skills to future science leaders

A new program is helping science-based doctoral students at the University of Missouri develop soft skills needed to succeed in today’s work environments. The program, Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders for Science, was developed to bridge the soft skills gap between what life sciences doctoral students learn in school and what employers expect of future leaders. The year-long program is the first

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Southwest Launches Missouri One

Celebrating 30 years of service in Missouri, Southwest Airlines has added a new Missourithemed aircraft to its fleet. Missouri One, a Boeing 737-700, is decorated with an artist’s rendition of the Missouri state flag. “Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years,” Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly stated

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Springfield Among Best for New Business and Startup Funding

Personal finance site WalletHub has named Springfield as one of the best cities in the nation to start a business. WalletHub analyzed 13 variables in relation to access to resources and business environment. The study evaluated 150 of the largest US cities in regards to financing accessibility, office space affordability, employee availability, five-year survival rate, and other business signifiers to

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Moore Gear Expands in Hermann

Moore Gear and Manufacturing Company has announced that it plans to build a $1.8 million expansion in Hermann, creating 34 new jobs in the next five years. The company manufactures custom gears and gear racks for the industrial, agriculture, machine tool, and commercial markets throughout North America. The expansion will add 17,500 square feet to its facility. This is the

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Emerson Marks 125 Years With a Celebration of STEM

This year, St. Louis-based Emerson is marking its 125th anniversary with a series of promotional events and campaigns. As a global leader in technology and engineering, Emerson has begun this year-long celebration by highlighting its devotion to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The campaign features ads starring YouTube vlogger Hank Green and was launched February 19, airing during

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