Springfield, Mo—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced Digital Monitoring Products’ (DMP) plans to expand its Springfield operations, creating 65 new jobs in the area. The company’s expansion is associated with a $7 million capital investment at its facility in Springfield’s Partnership Industrial Center.
"We are very excited about the growth potential and opportunities that are available to us here in Springfield. We are happy to continue to add manufacturing jobs as well as high-tech engineering and software developer positions in southwest Missouri," said Vice President of Product Design for DMP, Jeff Britton. "We look forward to our next 40 years of stability and growth."
Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, DMP designs and manufactures state of the art intrusion and access control products including panels, sensors, other devices and software, and related communication services. As a result of the expansion, DMP will create new, high-quality jobs in manufacturing, engineering and development, and support services in the Springfield region.
This expansion is indicative of the continued growth of the manufacturing sector in the Missouri. In 2014, Missouri added 9,900 manufacturing jobs, the largest annual increase in that sector since 1995. The Springfield MSA has also experienced growth in this industry, seeing a 2.7 percent increase since last October. Going back five years, that number expands to 22.8 percent or 2,800 net new jobs.
To assist DMP with its expansion in Springfield, DED offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The City of Springfield as well as the Springfield Regional Economic Partnership also provided assistance to make DMP’s expansion possible.