St. Charles, MO (KTRS) Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the Show-Me-State.
On Wednesday, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens toured two companies in the Kansas City area and one in St. Peters to announce the plan to create a total of 856 jobs among these businesses. Those companies are Rosnet and Spring Venture Group, both in Kansas City and Seyer Industries in St. Peters.
“Our mission is more jobs and higher pay and we are getting results,” said Greitens. “856 new jobs is 856 lives changed. It’s 856 families’ lives changed. We are proud to be fighting for Missouri families every day.”
Gene Peters, President/CEO of Rosnet, a web-based enterprise reporting solution for multi-unit restaurant operators, said he is pleased with the Governor’s efforts to help in the growth of Missouri companies.
“I cannot imagine doing business in any other state.” said Peters.
“I am looking forward to the expansion of our staff and facilities here in Parkville. I believe that Governor Greitens has the best interests of Missouri’s businesses in mind with the economic development policies that he has proposed.” Peters added.
Greitens’ second stop was at Spring Venture Group, which specializes in the senior health insurance market. There,the Governor also received praise from company leaders for his initiatives.
“We couldn’t be more excited about growing our company in Kansas City for many years to come,” said Spring Venture Group CEO Chris Giuliani. “Downtown offers a central location in the metro for recruiting, Kansas City offers an incredible talent pool, and the activity going on downtown is very exciting to be a part of.”
Seyer Industries was the Governor’s last stop of the day. The aerospace manufacturer will also add approximately 70,000 square feet to their existing 120,000 square foot facility through a $25 million capital investment.
“We are thrilled to continue to grow our operations here in St. Peters and St. Charles County,” said Seyer Industries President Chris Seyer. “The expansion will provide much-needed space for new machinery and equipment that will enable us to grow with our customers. The city, county, and state have all been very supportive throughout the planning process.”
Spring Venture Group plans to create the largest job expansion, by adding 681 jobs, followed by Seyer Industries with the addition of 125 jobs, and Rosnet with 50 new jobs.
Greitens said this all points to a strong economic climate for the state.
“Since we came into office, Missouri has now moved up nine places in the rankings of the best states to do business.” Greitens explained.
“We’re taking Missouri in a new direction.” Greitens added.
Following the tour at Seyer Industries, the Governor fielded questions from the media on several unrelated topics.
The pending ruling from a judge in the bench murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was among those topics.
Greitens said the National Guard will be deployed if there is out of control civil unrest in the event Stockley is acquitted. Activists have warned that there will be protests if Stockley is not found guilty.
“It absolutely involves the possibility of working with the National Guard. We’re going to make sure that we protect everybody’s Constitutional rights and public safety.” Greitens answered.
The Governor stressed that he is not against those who protest peacefully.
“I want people to know who are going to protest that we are going to protect those who are peacefully protesting.”
Stockley is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith during a police chase back in 2011.