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MidAmerica Airport warehouse
5:15 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

St. Clair County approves scaled-down warehouse at MidAmerica Airport

St. Clair County on Thursday renegotiated a deal with a Wall Street investor who wants to build a warehouse at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Ill.
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St. Clair County officials on Thursday approved a greatly scaled back plan for a privately-financed cargo warehouse at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Ill.

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Morning round-up
8:43 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has announced he will lead a trade delegation to China later this year.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon to lead trade delegation to China

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to lead a trade delegation to China later this year. The governor's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the trade mission.

No date has been set.

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Business / Aerotropolis
5:32 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Letter: Delegation headed by Mo. Gov. Nixon to visit China

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 7:51 p.m.

A letter from Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon circulated around Twitter this afternoon, and hosted on the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's website, states that Nixon will be leading a Missouri delegation to China "later this year."

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nixon's office has confirmed that the trip is in the works.

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Special Session
5:18 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Nixon sounding optimistic on special session

Gov. Jay Nixon, shown here after his 2011 State of the State, is indicating he may call lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session on economic development.
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Gov. Jay Nixon today indicated he may be ready to call the Missouri General Assembly back to Jefferson City to finish work on a stalled economic development bill.

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Economy
5:04 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Missouri exports up in Q1

Coal, one of Missouri's top export products this year.
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Missouri exports are up 18 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That’s according to data released Thursday by the World Trade Center Saint Louis.

The total dollar value of Missouri exports in Q1 was $3.4 billion, compared to $2.9 billion in 2010.

Tim Nowak is the Director of the World Trade Center.  He says Asian markets continue to show the biggest growth potential for Missouri.

“Some of the highest growth that we’re seeing, double-digit growth is in Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, China,” says Nowak.

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