Yearly Archives: 2023

Missouri Partnership’s Janelle Higgins Talks Marketing Missouri, Economic Development, and Taylor Swift on OUTdrive Podcast

It takes a village for a state’s economic development representatives to come together and assist site location consultants and business executives with the site selection process. In Missouri, the village is ... Read More

Clif Smart Elected Board Chair As Missouri Partnership Welcomes New Leaders to Board & Advisory Council

Missouri Partnership’s Board of Directors recently elected Clifton M. Smart III (Clif Smart) as the new Board Chair. Smart has served as the President of Missouri State University since 2011 and ... Read More

Highlighting Missouri’s Growing Electric Vehicle and Battery Manufacturing Sectors

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are leading the charge in sustainable transportation, and Missouri is attracting companies that recognize the state’s prime U.S. location and top-notch workforce as strategic advantages.  A recent article ... Read More

Tech Hubs and Top Talent: Missouri Cities Recognized for Tech Innovation and Workforce

Kansas City and St. Louis have been gaining ground in the tech industry for years. Now the world is taking notice of these larger metros as well as Missouri’s up-and-coming communities.  ... Read More

St. Charles Community College Opening New $41 Million Regional Workforce Innovation Center

St. Charles Community College’s Regional Workforce Innovation Center in Wentzville, Missouri aims to address the skills gap by offering tailored training for in-demand industries like technology, advanced manufacturing, robotics, sustainable energy, ... Read More

University of Missouri Expands Medical Research Reactor Facility, Increasing Supply of Lifesaving Treatments for Various Cancers

The $20 million, 47,000-square-foot addition to the MU Research Reactor (MURR) facility will support its growing workforce and drive more research and development in the field of nuclear science. MU’s MURR ... Read More

Homegrown Success: St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop Opening its First Store in Italy

Italy’s first Build-A-Bear store will be located inside Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy store chain, on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a well-known historic shopping street in Milan. The store will be ... Read More

Missouri’s Award-Winning Relationship with Germany

As a member of the midwest chapter of the German American Chambers of Commerce, Missouri Partnership was recently honored with the Award of Excellence in Economic Development at the German American ... Read More

Missouri Partnership Launches Economic Development Campaign to Attract New Businesses, Create Jobs Across Missouri

“Missouri Loves Company” campaign to highlight why businesses love Missouri; touts benefits of expanding into the Show-Me State  Missouri  – October 16, 2023 – Missouri Partnership thinks more businesses should consider ... Read More

Missouri’s High School Apprenticeship Programs Aim to Ready Students for Workforce While Filling Skills Gap

Apprenticeship programs have gained recognition for their effectiveness in bridging the gap between education and the formalized training required for various careers. Many technical jobs in Missouri’s key industries require specialized ... Read More