May 26, 2016

New Business Formations Increase in Missouri
New businesses bring industry diversity and job growth to a state. Research has consistently shown a positive relationship between levels of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth across counties. Missouri had 18,342 new business formations in 2015 which was a 5.7 percent increase over the 17,437 new business formations in 2014.

C2ER Labor Market Annual Conference and Forum
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) annual conference is being held in conjunction with the Labor Market Information annual forum, creating the premier national event for economic development researchers and labor market information analysts. The 2016 Conference will be held in Minneapolis MN on June 6-10.

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