Governor and Treasurer tout new jobs

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Missouri News Horizon
The governor and state treasurer traveled the state Friday announcing new jobs spurred by state programs.

In Kansas City, Governor Nixon appeared at the headquarters of a company that manufactures outdoor equipment that will employ an additional 89 employees in a business expansion. The state kicked in a little more than $1.2 million in tax incentives to help Blount International with its expansion.

The governor also traveled to Fenton, near St. Louis, for a ribbon cutting of a new facility for Leinco Technologies. The new property will allow the company to expand its workforce from 16 to 48.

In Kansas City, Treasurer Clint Zweifel made an appearance at a stone and plaster products manufacturer that moved its business from Kansas to Missouri. Architectural Precast Ornaments used a $230,000 loan from the state’s Missouri Linked Deposit program to relocate its business and five employees. Since moving, the business has hired seven new workers.