Department of Economic Development

Missouri Gives Money To Help Town After Tornado A small northwest Missouri town hit by an EF2 tornado will get more than $375,000 from the state to help repair streets and remove debris.
Missouri Unemployment Rate Drops SlightlyThe state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in July.
Missouri Adds 3,700 Jobs; Unemployment HoldsA new report says Missouri's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent last month while employers expanded payrolls by a net of 3,700 jobs.
Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in IsraelThe office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.
Mo. Senate Wants Kansas City to Host Super BowlA task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.
Missouri Adds Jobs While Jobless Rate Stays SteadyMissouri payrolls grew in January while the state's unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.
Mo. Jobless Rate Falls To 6.5 Percent In January The declines were partly offset by gains of 900 jobs in financial services and 400 in construction.
Mo. Senate Panel To Hold Hearing on Tax CreditsThe Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a hearing Monday before it takes up Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget.
Missouri Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.7 Percent"What we're seeing now is in the last couple months the Missouri labor force is starting to grow once again," a Department of Economic Development spokesman said.
Missouri Unemployment Rises Slightly to 7.2 PercentThe jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point in July to 7.2 percent. That compares with a national rate of 8.3 percent.
Governor Makes Controversial AppointmentJason Hall couldn't win Senate confirmation as Missouri's economic development director has received a new job in the department.
Mamtek Investigation Results OpenedThe report makes a point of stating the panel's finding that the DED did not do its due diligence while investigating Mamtek.,

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