Recent Press

Making Economic Development Work in Uncertain Times

The final months of 2016 were bleak for those with an outlook on the economy. U.S. growth rates in early 2017 shrank to a five-year low of 1.6 percent, making 2015’s ... Read More

Drone Wars, Hack Blocks Now Part of Aerospace & Defense Growth Story

According to a 2017 study from Deloitte, 2017 will see an increase in global aerospace and defense revenues. As aerospace and defense are key parts of Missouri’s economy, with 100 aerospace ... Read More

CEOWorld: How the Midwest Became the Global Agtech Leader

“It was the tech story read ‘round the world,” Missouri Partnership CEO Steve Johnson writes in CEOWORLD this week. “Earlier this year, CNN shed light on what Midwesterners have known for ... Read More

Manufacturing Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving

If you watch the news every night, you probably think that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the verge of death. Fortunately, that’s not the case, writes Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership, ... Read More

Could reshoring be the key to America’s resurgence?

  ‘What if the age of offshoring has come to an end?’ asks Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership. ‘What if the global market is adjusting so that reshoring (or keeping ... Read More

Cushman & Wakefield Holds Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Expansion

Cushman & Wakefield U.S. Inc., a global leader in commercial real estate services, cut the ribbon on its new 90,000 sq. ft. office near St. Louis, Missouri. The $17.4 million expansion ... Read More

6 Big Changes Are Here For Auto Manufacturers

In 2016, Missouri workers built more than 740,000 trucks and vans for Ford and GM, and almost half of all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. But, as Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, writes ... Read More

Innovative Agtech Communities Are the Answer to Our Future Global Needs

Originally published on Medium.com By Steve Johnson Good news always seems to come with a caveat. Case in point: Studies show both established and developing nations increasing their meat consumption, putting ... Read More

Dollar Tree to invest more than $100M and create 375 new jobs in Missouri

Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that Dollar Tree will invest approximately $110 million to build a 1.2 million square foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, Mo. Dollar Tree expects ... Read More

Forbes: Agtech Leadership; It’s Missouri’s Story

Recently, on Forbes.com, Missouri’s global agtech leadership and our work to promote that to companies around the world was featured by Steve Olenski. Agtech is not necessarily one of those areas ... Read More