As 2022 draws to a close, we’re celebrating a record-breaking year at Missouri Partnership by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are highlighting James Hardie’s investment in Crystal City, Missouri.
In October, James Hardie, a world leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions, announced plans to build its newest manufacturing facility in Crystal City, creating 240 new high-paying jobs in the region.
“We are proud to welcome a leading manufacturer like James Hardie to Missouri,” said Governor Mike Parson. “As companies see increased product demand and begin to evaluate expansion locations, we are working hard to show them why Missouri should be at the top of their shortlist. We have some of the lowest taxes in the country, an unwavering commitment to workforce development, and world-class companies already operating here. We appreciate James Hardie choosing Missouri and know they will find a home, hospitality, and success.”
“We are not at all surprised that James Hardie has chosen to expand their operations to Missouri,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Missouri continues to win highly competitive opportunities like this one. There was an incredible amount of collaboration on the local, regional, and state levels to bring such an admirable company to Missouri. Our state’s collaborative spirit and drive to win really shined during this location competition. Our state looks forward to adding James Hardie to the growing list of construction materials companies that build America.”
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