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AT&T Announces 150 Job Openings at Cape Girardeau Call Center

Aug 24, 2017
Courtesy of Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce

More than 250 job openings are coming to AT&T in Missouri. At a press conference Wednesday in Cape Girardeau, John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri announced the company will hire 150 people to fill its call centers in Cape Girardeau, and an additional 100 in Springfield.

The announcement comes on the heels of a labor agreement earlier this year between AT&T and the Communications Workers of America to employ 3,000 people in the Southwestern part of the state. Sondag said support from area politicians makes it easier for companies like his to operate in Missouri.

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The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is reviewing proposals from new air carriers. The addition comes at the end of a two-year contract set to expire in November between Cape Air and the Department of Transportation, which provides flights to St. Louis.

 

Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy said the airport board expressed interest in changing their popular hub from St. Louis to another destination that wouldn’t compete with Interstate 55.

 

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Starting this summer, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger’s vision for a trolley to run throughout the city’s downtown is coming to fruition. The new service operated by the Cape Girardeau County Transit  will help facilitate easier access to parking.

 

Samantha Mlot, marketing specialist for Old Town Cape, says thanks to community partners - Isle Casino, Visit Cape, and the Downtown Community Improvement District - the trolley will run as a free service.

 

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Cape Girardeau city development officials have issued a request for proposals from developers for three blighted properties in the city’s downtown. If selected, developers have the opportunity to have properties 631, 633, and 635 on Good Hope Street donated to them at no cost, and also a tax lien waived, if they complete the project.

 

Director of development for the city of Cape Girardeau, Alex McElroy, says the buildings were slated for condemnation, but were given a second chance.

 

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The Cape Girardeau City Council passed a tax increment financing incentive, also known as a TIF incentive, on a downtown building renovation project Monday. Two buildings are involved with the project, which comprise 1 North Main Street.

 

Jason Coalter with Centurion Development says a new farm-to-table style restaurant, an event center and a covered rooftop pavilion could potentially fill the space, which still houses original hardwood floors and 100 year old brick.

 

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