March 20, 2017

Missouri Business Today March 20, 2017

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March 20, 2017

Win big w/LaunchKC

Pay attention entrepreneurs... it will only cost you your ideas for a chance to win up to $100,000 dollars! LaunchKC just kicked off its 2017 application process at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Entrepreneurs can win up to $100K and access free office space in Kansas City's innovation district. The Application deadline is July 7, 2017.

Fast forward to growth

Step into a DeLorean and fast forward to 2018 to see get an idea of which industries have the most potential for growth. A recent report indicates that Educational services, food services and drinking places, and professional, scientific and technical services are expected to grow by 28,639 jobs by next year.

O’Reilly Auto grows in MO

O'Reilly Automotive is speeding up Springfield's economy. The company will be expanding its headquarters by hiring over 50 corporate career positions in information technology, human resources, marketing, and other positions as well as adding over 100,000 square feet to its campus in southern Missouri. O'Reilly Automotive has over 1,300 corporate employees across Springfield.

Microsoft chooses STL

March got off to a good start for Missouri as multinational tech company Microsoft announced it will be opening a new regional headquarters in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. With a $50 million investment into the building for its new Microsoft Technology Center, the company will also create 90 new jobs.