Governor and Treasurer tout new jobs

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Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
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.