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June 7, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: McKinney

2017 good for economic development in St. Joseph, Mo.

2017 has been a very productive year for local economic development in St. Joseph.

Director of Communications and Marketing with the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Kristi Bailey says the Chamber has been able to assist four local companies grow in St. Joseph, which has increased jobs, payroll, and capital investment within the community.

The four expansion projects include St. Joseph Petroleum, which has expanded its distribution of oil lubricants for the food industry; Triumph Foods, which is expanding its ham boning line; Altec Industries, Inc., which is investing a significant amount of capital in personal property improvements, manufacturing, and nonmanufacturing machinery and equipment; and Johnson Controls, which is expanding production of a new product line that was currently in proto-type production.

These projects were all made possible with the assistance of the City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County.