State and Regional News

October unemployment mixed in region, remains higher than 2019

    The Missouri labor market, and area markets, showed mixed results in October 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 6,400 jobs over the month, but over-the-year job losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic remained stubbornly high.

ECC Foundation awards six mini-grants

    The East Central College Foundation is awarding six mini-grants this year totaling $8,380 to departments and programs at the college.
    The grants are funded annually through the Albert C. Buescher Memorial Fund.

Missouri partners with CDC, Washington University, St. Louis University to learn more about COVID-19 transmission in K-12 schools

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partners will arrive in the Springfield and St. Louis areas this weekend to assist local schools and public health officials in reviewing current public health measures and support efforts to provide a safe school environment.

Governor announces partnership with health care services company Vizient to expand statewide hospital capacity

As hospitals across Missouri continue to face staffing challenges due to COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today announced a 12-week partnership with Vizient, the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company, to bring in additional staff and further expand statewide hospital capacity.

Missouri 2021 presenting program series

    Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up to the Aug. 10, 2021, anniversary day of statehood, Missouri 2021 invites the public to take part in live programming on Zoom the first Tuesdays at 11 a.m. beginning December 2020, through July 2021. Each month will feature a different subject with guests from the more than 100 local, regional and statewide projects and events.