NIXA, Mo. -- Mostly Memories Candles Company is an example of how exporting products is important to Missouri's economy. Ten percent of the sales from the family business are due to exports.
Gov. Jay Nixon visited the company on Friday morning.
“What started in an attic in Springfield almost 20 years ago has grown into the thriving business we see today, with clients across country and around the world, and this is the kind of prosperity we must bring to companies across Missouri so that the people of the world continue to know the quality behind those three words: ‘Made in Missouri,’" the governor said.
Edited news release from the governor's office:
NIXA, Mo. -- A key component to job creation is continued export growth among companies in Missouri, Nixon said during a visit to Mostly Memories Candles Company, a family-owned business that attributes more than 10 percent of its sales each year to exports. Because of companies like Mostly Memories, Missouri’s exports for 2011 are up nearly $1 billion over the same period last year.