Missouri governor Eric Greitens makes jobs announcement in Kansas City area

Posted at 8:52 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 17:18:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Eric Greitens made a visit to Kansas City and Parkville, Missouri Wednesday to promote his regulatory agenda and announce hundreds of new jobs are coming to the metro in the next few years.

According to a release, several companies plan to create 856 jobs statewide and invest a combined $53.3 million into their operations in Missouri.

The first company, Rosnet, is based in Parkville at Park University. It's CEO said it started in a basement 19 years ago, but has since grown to have 66 employees. The company plans to add another 50 client services and web development positions in the coming years, all with salaries in the $70,000 range. Rosnet plans to invest more than $3.3 million to make that happen.

Rosnet manages data for around 4,700 restaurants, providing real time information on how much food is used. It also tracks restaurant's staffing and profit-loss statements.

At Spring Venture Group, an insurance agency in Kansas City, the governor announced the 400-employee company expects to more than double in size over the next two to five years through a $25 million expansion.

The agency specializes in inside sales of senior healthcare insurance.

"We couldn't be more excited about growing our company in Kansas City for many years to come,” said Spring Venture Group CEO Chris Giuliani. “Downtown offers a central location in the metro for recruiting, Kansas City offers an incredible talent pool, and the activity going on downtown is very exciting to be a part of."  

"For too long, government has stood in the way of innovation in Missouri. It's one of the reasons we have to reduce regulations," said Greitens.