HARRISONVILLE – The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Staying Home Corporation, a manufacturing startup company, will set up operations in Harrisonville. The new company is investing more than $1.8 million to start operations in Harrisonville, and is expected to create 55 new jobs in the first two years of business.
The founders of Staying Home Corporation recognized a need for products and services that improve safety at home, work, and school. The company designs and manufactures hideaway bulletproof storm shelters capable of withstanding F-5 tornados. Staying Home also offers tablet controlled surveillance systems, as well as mobile assistant devices to increase independence for seniors.
Missouri’s manufacturing industry is seeing considerable gains from small businesses and large companies alike. Ford and General Motors have both recently announced expansions of their Missouri plants. In addition, Automated Motion, Inc. and Marine Electrical Products, two Missouri-based small businesses, announced significant investments with job creation opportunities. The state’s pro-business policies and diverse economic toolbox provide an environment where businesses of any size can grow and thrive.
Some of Missouri’s resources and initiatives that have aided business expansions include the Certified Work Ready Community Program, export assistance, customized job recruitment and screening, Certified Site designation, LocationOne site and building database, and others that can be found at www.ded.mo.gov.
To assist Staying Home Corporation with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.