Dear Friends and Partners,
Even though we are just a few days into 2022, it has already proven to be another unpredictable year as far as the pandemic is concerned. While everyone continues to navigate through these challenging times, our team still remains very optimistic about these next 12 months.
As you know, our mission is to promote Missouri’s business strengths to companies around the world and assist them as they explore our state during the site location decision process. Last year, we proved to several leading global companies that Missouri is in fact the ideal investment destination. In 2021, we celebrated new strategic company investments all over our state from Cereal Ingredients in St. Joseph, to Swift Prepared Foods in Columbia, to Vir Biotechnology in St. Louis, to Carlisle Construction Materials in Sikeston, plus many more.
Missouri is very fortunate to have what today’s businesses demand. We continue to be a top choice due to our competitiveness in multiple areas including the 3rd lowest corporate income tax ranking index in the country, ranking 2nd in the U.S. for most completed apprenticeships, all while enjoying the 5th best cost of living in the nation. With these ingredients, it is easy to see how we can create the right recipe for company success.
Here at Missouri Partnership, we are carrying this momentum into 2022. We are committed to telling Missouri’s story of innovation and collaboration at all levels to the rest of the world. It is an honor to represent Missouri in our state’s business attraction efforts, and we look forward to another successful year here in this exceptional state.
Subash Alias, CEO, Missouri Partnership