A large investment in a Granite City plant should create a few dozen jobs.
Illinois and Kraft announce a $40 million investment in the plant there. The facility makes powdered beverages and the money will be used to buy four new pouch fillers. Kraft will need to hire 30 more people to handle the additional work.
The equipment should be up and running by 2014.
Express Scripts will add over 1,000 jobs to the St. Louis area over the next five years.
Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement today. He says the medication management giant is expanding its campus and will create around 1,500 new jobs. Express Scripts managed over 1.4 billion prescriptions last year.
The expansion is being paid for with nearly $7 million in bonds.