Bayer announces expansion; 500 new jobs to St. Louis area

Bayer announces expansion; 500 new jobs to St. Louis area
Bayer is expected to bring new, high-paying jobs to the area. (Source: Pixabay/stock image)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is relocating to Creve Coeur, Mo.

According to Gov. Parson, Bayer is relocating 500 new, high-paying jobs to the St. Louis area. The average wage is reportedly $110,000.

Gov. Parson’s office reports the deal is a capital investment of $164 million.

The announcement was made Tuesday, July 16 in the Governor’s office along with Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon and Lisa Safarian, President, Commercial Operations North America at Bayer.

Click here to watch the announcement.

Gov. Parson recently met Bayer CEO Werner Baumann in Germany during his first European Trade Mission.

Bayer is reportedly one of Missouri’s top 30 private sector employers with a connection to the state’s agriculture industry.

According to Gov. Parson’s office, Missouri’s $88 billion agriculture industry employs more than 378,000 workers statewide.

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