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No signs show Missouri going after fortune 500 company

Date: September 24, 2013
By: Brendan Cullerton and Alexander Mallin
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A Fortune 500 company says it's hunting for a new global headquarters. And the Associated Press cites sources saying St. Louis is on the list.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Senator Eric Schmitt says Missouri should be do everything in its power to attract Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company to the "Show-Me state".

The Associated Press says Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has already met with ADM about moving to Chicago.

But, Department of Economic Development spokeswoman Amy Susan says she doesn't know if Governor Nixon or anyone in the Department has made a push for St. Louis.

Actuality:  SUSAN.WAV
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Description: "As far as my knowledge, I don't know of any concrete discussions being had with this specific company."

Nixon's office would not comment about the governor's efforts to land the agriculture giant.

Reporting from the state Capitol, Brendan Cullerton, Newsradio 1120 KMOX. 
 

Intro: 
An agribusiness giant is scoping out locations for a new global headquarters. The Associated Press cites sources who say St. Louis is on the list.
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Wrap: Fortune 500 company Archer Daniels Midland is based out of Decatur, Illinois, but it announced Monday it's shopping for a new home.

With reports that St. Louis is in the bidding pool, Republican Senator Eric Schmitt says the state should be doing everything in its power to pull the company to the other side of the border.

Actuality:  SCHMIT.WAV
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Description: "Most importantly I think right now is for us to make sure we've expressed an interest. Be certainly willing to go wherever, whenever to meet whoever to get this done. I hope that would be a bipartisan effort."

The Associated Press reports Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is already in talks with ADM.

Governor Nixon's office would not comment about the governor's efforts to land the agriculture giant.

Reporting from the state Capitol, Alex Mallin, Newsradio 1120, KMOX.  


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