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Economy

Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Remains Below National Average

Nov 14, 2012
Google / U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

October job reports show Missouri's unemployment rate is still below the national average. It remains at 6.9% in the month of October.

St. Louis Secures More NCAA Games

Nov 13, 2012
MBK (Marjie) / Flickr

The Scottrade Center will once again be the site of a slice of March Madness action in 2014. It will mark the second time in a dozen years that St. Louis will host second and third-round games.  All told, March Madness has come to St. Louis 20 times in its history.

Sam Powers / KRCU

The lingering effects of this year’s drought may bring Mississippi River commerce to a screeching halt next month.  Water flows from the Missouri River will decrease in late November and early December, and that could put Mississippi River navigation in peril. 

Future of Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET Remains in Limbo

Nov 8, 2012
Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET

The Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET executive director position remains unfilled, leaving the future of the regional economic development organization in limbo.

In January, the board chose not to renew contract of long-time executive director Mitch Robinson, stating that they hoped to “change” and go in a new direction.

John Mehner, President and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, says MAGNET is considering several options for the vacant executive director position.

Parks & Rec Department Prepares Capaha Park Master Plan

Nov 8, 2012
Samantha Powers / KRCU

The City of Cape Girardeau and SWT Design have created a master plan for Capaha Park.

The new plan eliminates a road through the northeast corner of the park, reconfigures parking and improves stormwater drainage.

It also includes many new and updated amenities, like a destination playground with a spray mat at the site of the old pool, an accessible island and fishing pier at the pond, terraced amphitheatre seating, and a central pavillion as a park hub, among other things.

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