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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 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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Acting on Energy—Ameren plans efficiency programs

Ameren Missouri plans to invest $135 million over three years to support a broad portfolio of energy efficiency programs for business and residential customers. The new energy efficiency plan includes 10 programs specifically designed to help the company’s business and residential customers reduce their energy use and save money. The programs offer a variety of energy-saving opportunities, from reduced prices

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Hiring More Nerds in Kansas City

The Nerdery announced plans for a $4.3 million capital investment and the creation of 100 new high-paying jobs in Kansas City over the next five years. Based in Minneapolis, The Nerdery is an interactive design and development company that partners with clients to engineer and execute interactive projects, including websites and mobile apps, according to a news release from the

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