A report from the U.S. Small Business Administration on job creation during March finds Iowa was number-one in the four-state region which includes Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. Wendell Bailey is spokeman for the S-B-A office in Kansas City.
Bailey says Iowa led the region with six-thousand new jobs with a total increase of 27-thousand-400 new jobs this year in Iowa. He says the new positions that were added across the state are in a host of industries.
Bailey says they are spread evenly across the section with five-thousand in construction and 54-hundred in manufacturing. He says the figures were something of a surprise, since Missouri is the most populous of the four states in the S-B-A region.
Missouri only saw an increase during the month of 19-hundred jobs while continuing to lose jobs in the manufacturing section, which is one of the areas where Iowa gained jobs. He says “Iowa’s doing something right in the manufacturing sector of employment.”