Let's Talk Business

Every Monday at 6:31 a.m. and 8:31 a.m., Shad Burner provides information on what's happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri. Shad is the Vice President of Business Development with the Cape Chamber.

Local support for Let's Talk Business comes from Banterra Bank, a locally-owned bank located at 1650 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Details at Banterra.com. Member FDIC

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This may surprise some of you, but I am not a woman. Regardless, I have the mic, and today and I want to talk about some really good stuff women are doing in Cape.

In the last 30 years, the number of women with full-time jobs in the U.S. has increased by more than 10% adding $1.7 trillion dollars to the GDP while the number of women-owned businesses has also grown to 9.1 million.

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The news hits, a new manufacturer announces they are moving to the Cape area. It just happens, right?

Business leaders and site selectors make decisions about where expansions will occur. Just imagine the number of factors they are considering and the number of locations that might fit. Think about buying a new car…all the options you have when you start. Make, model, color, new, old. Do you want an SUV, do you want a car, V4 or V6, is gas mileage important, is space important…the list goes on and on.

When disaster strikes, there is one little known organization that helps things run smoothly behind the scenes.

On March 7, one of our locally owned companies will celebrate a big milestone in the history of their organization. And that company is……hang with me, and we’ll get there.

Today we are profiling a local company that is cutting the ribbon on a recent expansion, but first let’s talk a little about how they got here. This company started in 2000 and was founded by one individual. From the beginning, they built their brand around providing exceptional customer service.

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On Friday, January 27, 2017, I took the first ever ride given by carGO, Cape’s new ride sharing company.