- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)5
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)46
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)5
In its 40 years of operation in Cape Girardeau County, the Procter & Gamble plant just north of Trail of Tears State Park has had a huge impact, both on the area's economy and on many worthwhile community endeavors and organizations.
Here are some of the numbers: Opened in 1969, the P&G plant covers 80 acres under roof on 1,311 acres total. There are 1,200 employees with an annual payroll of over $70 million. Since its opening, the plant has been expanded several times. Several related companies nearby provide P&G-related services and additional employment for hundreds more workers.
In addition to being one of the area's largest employers, P&G has been a responsible and committed corporate citizen. In the past 10 years P&G's corporate contribution to the United Way of Southeast Missouri has been more than $1 million, and its employees have donated nearly $1.5 million. Through a variety of other special funds, P&G contributes thousands of dollars each year to organizations and civic groups involved in health, education and the arts. P&G also makes major contributions of its products to victims of poverty and disasters.
Congratulations, P&G, and thanks for all you do to strengthen our communities.