St. Louis, Mo. – In response to lackluster attendance last year, Fair St. Louis Executive director Rich Meyers says the Fair listened to suggestions from the public, including expanding to the Illinois side of the river.
This summer the fair will include both the Archgrounds and the Casino Queen's property in East St. Louis.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri economic development officials say Pentagon spending on the Iraq war is giving a boost to the state's economy.
The defense industry plays a large role in Missouri's economy, and Department of Economic Development Director Joe Driskill says companies like Boeing are benefiting.
"These companies have received about 820 million dollars in new or modified defense contracts. and over a half a billion of that amount will be spent here in Missouri directly on products produced here."