Economy

Economy

Jason Brown

Deep within the halls of the old federal building on Broadway in Cape Girardeau lies the offices of Codefi, a cooperative workspace with a hip color-pallet that serves as a stark contrast to the austere layout of that building. The space is open and playful, and calls to mind descriptions of offices in Silicon Valley.

Cape Girardeau Earns Flood Prevention Award

Feb 25, 2015
City of Cape Girardeau

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District presented a certificate of appreciation to the City of Cape Girardeau Flood Protection Systems on Feb. 24.

Mike Petersen, chief of public affairs for the Corp’s St. Louis District, said the city of Cape Girardeau regularly examines the levees between floods, and that set the distinguished the city. He said the added information gives the Army Corps a better picture of how the levee will respond to a flood and what projects are needed.

The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Community Caring Council sent out a community needs assessment by email to Cape Girardeau County residents as of Feb. 16. 

The two organizations partnered back in 2005 for a similar assessment, and now, ten years later, are conducting it again.

The survey samples 2,500 households to determine what components of the community are working well and where there is room for improvement.

Red Star Residents Hopeful For Neighborhood Revival

Feb 10, 2015
Jay Forness / KRCU

The Red Star community held its second meeting for the Cape Girardeau Neighborhood Development Initiative on Tuesday night.

Residents nominated community leaders and picked the name, Red Star Neighborhood Revival, for their association. Over twenty people attended the meeting at the Red Star Baptist Activity Center, growing from their first meeting last month.

Cape Girardeau Radio Shack In First Wave Of Closures

Feb 10, 2015
Jacob McCleland / KRCU

The Radio Shack in Cape Girardeau’s West Park Mall will be among the first to close its doors after the electronics retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.

The Cape Girardeau store is now holding a “going-out-of-business” sale and will be in the first wave of 162 stores to close by February 17. The company plans to close at least 1,784 stores by March 31.

Cherie Henson,a shopper at West Park Mall, said she’s sad to see the store close and remembers the times she would go there when her children were young.

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