The recently formed Kirksville Regional STEM Alliance received a donation from AT&T to help it begin operations.
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Kirksville succeeds with competitive community assessment
Site selectors recently performed a competitive community assessment for Kirksville, MO. Read about their report here from the Kirksville Daily Express.
Member Organization Kraft's Approach to Modern Advertising
Kraft Foods changes up its marketing strategy to better appeal to millenial shoppers: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/how-to/marketing/2014/07/how-kraft-is-reinventing-to-appeal-to-millennials.html
Missouri Welcomes New Bioscience Company
Global plant science company KWS will be building a new North American research facility in St. Louis, it was announced yesterday. The project is expected to create 75 new high paying jobs.
For more information on Missouri’s growing bioscience community, visit Missouri Department of Economic Development’s website.
Missouri educators recognize STEM education as key to workforce
Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader emphasized STEM education in meeting demands for quality workforce in a recent forum.
Read about the forum here
Show-Me-State Shows up to Compete
A recent release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development reveals that Missouri was ranked first in the North West Central Region for the 2013 Governor’s Cup Awards.
Read more here
New community resource: accessible playground
Kirksville will soon have a handicap accessible playground, a wonderful asset for individuals who need special accommodations to be able to access equipment.
Read more about the playground here
WireCo acquires overseas supplier
Kansas City-based WireCo recently announced its acquisition of Endenburg B.V.. WireCo is the employer of roughly 4,000 individuals around the world, including many in Kirksville.
Read about the acquisition from the Kansas City Business Journal here
Local icon honored on state level
The bust of Andrew Taylor Still, founder of local A.T. Still University, was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Missouri State Capitol on Wednesday.
Read the story from Heartland Connection here
Adair County Works Towards Work-Ready Community
Adair County continues to work towards certification as a Work Ready Community in Missouri: