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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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LEGGETT & PLATT EXPANDS TO JOPLIN

Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed has signed a lease for a 42,000-square-foot facility in Joplin where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment. Founded in 1883 and headquartered in nearby Carthage, Leggett & Platt operates 130 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries. At Leggett & Platt’s new Joplin location, the company

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