Area Development
Mercury Communications & Construction, Inc., a wireless services provider and general contractor, will expand its operations center in Fenton, Missouri. As part of its second expansion project in recent years, the company plans to build out a 4,000 square-foot space to accommodate its increased employment.

According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the firm plans “a significant capital investment and is expected to create up to 16 new jobs in the next year.” Mercury specializes in planning, designing, deploying and maintaining multiple infrastructure projects within the communications, commercial construction, government, and energy markets. Located in Fenton, the company serves clients throughout Missouri and the Central United States region.

“Mercury has a rapidly growing client base so it is important to be in a region where there’s a high availability of skilled workers. And we’ve found that here in Fenton,” said Julie Steis, President of Mercury Communications & Construction. “Missouri also has an extremely affordable business climate, which has allowed us to expand quickly to meet the needs of our clients. We utilize as many service providers and vendors as we can from Missouri to help stimulate the economy.”

“Missouri’s tech and telecommunications industry is soaring, creating a demand in infrastructure to support it,” said Mike Downing, Director of the Department of Economic Development. “I’m proud to see a small Missouri business like Mercury answer the call and help pave the way for continued future development.” To assist Mercury Communications with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.

To enhance Mercury’s global competitiveness, increase sales, and spur continued job growth, the company was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Center.

Mercury recently received its national certification as a Women Owned Business Enterprise and in 2008 certified as WBE through the Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity.