Missouri Department of Economic Development

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    December 1, 2010

    Cape Girardeau Chosen for Casino

    Despite today's news, the rendering of the Cape Girardeau casino has always included fireworks.​The Missouri Gaming Commission this morning announced that it has chosen Cape Girardeau to receive the states 13th and final gaming license. The southeastern Missouri city beat out competing bids from K ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Teenagers: They're Just Like Us! (Unemployed, That Is)

    As if it doesn't suck enough that you have to be seventeen for an entire year, employment statistics show that there's even more salt to rub in the wound of adolescence. The Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis teens are desperately seeking work, to no avail, facing the toughest summer job mark ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Missouri: Not as Dismally Horrible, Economically Speaking

    Some new economic indicators might just make this gorgeous Spring day even gorgeous-er: classroomclipart.comThe Missouri Department of Economic Development is out with its new jobs report. After a nine-month uptick in Missouri's unemployment rate, it actually went down in April. Plus, it's still bel ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    When Happy Apples Go Bad; No Tax Credits For You!

    Who says Missouri Department of Economic Development director Linda Martinez is soft on immigration? For the first time ever, Martinez's agency has stripped a local business of tax credits for having once employed "illegal aliens."Federal court records show that Joette Reidy of Happy Apples -- a com ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining of Mildly Hopeful Economic Indicators

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development is out with its latest jobs report. The Bad News?Missouri lost 6,400 non-farm payroll jobs in February. About a quarter million Missourians were jobless last month. Our unemployment rate inched up from 8.1 in January to 8.3 in February. Our unemploymen ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008
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    October 31, 2007

    Grudge City

    O’Fallon, Missouri: Home to petty feuds, poisonous politics – and prickly postcards.

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    May 16, 2007

    Bring Back Juneteenth!

    Curtis Faulkner wants to throw a $2 million party celebrating the end of slavery — and he wants you to pay for it.

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    May 15, 2002

    Smoke and Numbers

    In the Century Building scrap, everybody's deal is shaky, even the mayor's