All month long Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at 31 of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are taking a look at Square, which was founded by Missouri’s Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey.
In January 2016, Square began moving into the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. Initially they planned on hiring 200 workers over the next five years. In reality, they had hired 200 by late 2016. Today, this 17,000 sq ft office is one of Square’s largest, and is their fastest growing.
Square’s presence in Missouri “is a huge win for the region and our state,” Gov. Nixon said. “As a high-tech company with a global reach, Square’s growing presence in St. Louis further strengthens Missouri’s position as a hub for next-generation jobs and innovation.”