KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A pipeline project is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri - and generate more than $1 billion in revenue for the state.
Construction on the Flanagan South Pipeline project should begin this fall.
Canadian company Enbridge Inc. is building the pipeline. It will run from Illinois through Missouri to Oklahoma.
At a symposium at the Liberty Memorial on Wednesday, oil executives, city leaders and union representatives listened to Governor Jay Nixon elaborate on the benefits that the pipeline will bring to the state.
The pipeline will run through 11 Missouri counties: Lewis, Marion, Shelby, Macon, Randolph, Chariton, Saline, Lafayette, Johnson, Cass and Bates.
Military veterans will also benefit from the pipeline project. The American Petroleum Institute donated $50,000 to help train military veterans in construction careers.
Construction should be completed by late 2014.