Hazelwood http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hazelwood Still Waiting For Emerald Automotive To Find The Millions It Needs To Build Van Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hazelwood-still-waiting-emerald-automotive-find-millions-it-needs-build-van-plant <p>The year ended as it began for Hazelwood city leaders who in 2011 backed a British startup that plans to build energy-efficient delivery vans: They’re still waiting for <a href="http://www.emeraldautomotive.com">Emerald Automotive</a> to find about $160 million in private funds.</p><p>David Cox, Hazelwood’s economic director, said he remains optimistic that the project will eventually happen. Hazelwood has loaned Emerald $3 million, and the <a href="http://www.missouritechnology.com">Missouri Technology Corporation</a>&nbsp;kicked in another $2 million.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:14:53 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 32506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hazelwood Still Waiting For Emerald Automotive To Find The Millions It Needs To Build Van Plant U.S inks fighter deal with Saudi Arabia that could mean more jobs in Hazelwood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-inks-fighter-deal-saudi-arabia-could-mean-more-jobs-hazelwood <p><em>Updated at 11:45 a.m. with information from union spokesman Thomas Pinski</em>.</p><p><em>Updated at 12 p.m. with statement from the White House.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 1:20 p.m. with comments from union president Gordon King and statement from Boeing.</em></p><p>The Obama administration has approved the sale of $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia - a move that could mean new jobs at Boeing&#39;s defense plant in Hazelwood.</p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:10:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 2764 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S inks fighter deal with Saudi Arabia that could mean more jobs in Hazelwood