Springfield City Council last month approved the sale for $1, citing a public benefit.
Newsmakers in the areas of education, media, municipal, nonprofit and sales.
Humansville-based Flora Farms LLC was one of the early companies to launch in the state's medical marijuana industry.
The organizations sign a memorandum of understanding.
The state ranks No. 7 nationwide during 2021, according to latest annual data.
Silver Dollar City in Branson is among the attractions where employees will benefit.
The gift funds a student lounge within the $40 million Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
The city of Springfield's Sally Payne: "While there are many factors affecting the current labor shortage, such as early retirements, lack of child care, the gig economy and a population decrease, there’s still a significant number of workers who are looking for, yet not finding, employment – a hidden workforce."
The state's other metro areas presented a mixed bag in December, according to federal data.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, communication, health care, human resources, lending and nonprofit.
Insurance provider invests $230K statewide in health care students.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, education, health care, municipal and nonprofit.
Springfield Public Schools, the state’s largest district, cites staffing issues.
Taj Suleyman says leaders must be intentional about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Most Springfield workers would receive 4% increases; police, fire and health workers would be in line for $6,000 in retention pay over three years.
Read the profiles of this year's honorees.