Missouri Partnership Endorsements

The Value is Immeasurable

“The value of Missouri Partnership is immeasurable. Those of us in regional economic development are so fortunate to work alongside this talented group of professionals to strengthen Missouri’s business base and advance our economy.” – John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce

Impressed with the Quality

“Missouri Partnership enables a rural community like ours to be part of quality marketing efforts which most states only afford to larger economic development organizations. I am continuously impressed with the quality of the leadership and recruiting team at the partnership.” – Steve Halter, Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce

We Rely on Missouri Partnership

“As the primary resource for next generation electrical and communications technology, the Electrical Connection relies on Missouri Partnership to help connect our best ideas with prospective businesses interested in locating in Missouri.” – Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.

Excellent, Comprehensive, Strategic

“Missouri Partnership provides excellent recruitment services, offering a comprehensive and strategic approach when working with business evaluation a Missouri location. The team’s ability work successfully with numerous prospective companies that are now doing business in Missouri in invaluable and critical to continue attracting new investment and the creation of jobs.” – Mark Woodson, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Proud to be on Their Team

“The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) greatly values Missouri Partnership and its team of professionals for the economic development excellence to which it holds its partner organizations and itself. The Partnership’s team is known across the U.S. for delivering this same brand of excellence to those corporate decision makers who determine where to invest their human and financial capital. KCADC is proud to be on their team.” – Tim Cowden, KCADC

A Game Changer for Economic Development

“Missouri Partnership has been a game changer for economic development in Missouri. The highly professional staff brings a level of expertise that our region values greatly and they find amazingly creative approaches that we can rely on to put Missouri’s best foot forward. I’d put our Missouri Partnership team and our unique model for state-wide economic development up against any state in the nation!” – Ryan Mooney, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

A Top-Notch Team

“First-class, diligent, proactive, creative, can-do-attitude. All these attributes describe the top-notch caliber team of Missouri Partnership. With their leadership, we were successful in landing Nucor’s new $250M micro-mill right here in Sedalia, MO.” – Jessica Craig, Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County

Expert, Hands-On Support

“Missouri Partnership opens doors. They offer cities and regions throughout our state the opportunity to meet business leaders from around the world. The Partnership then provides expert, hands-on support insuring our state is successful in attracting new jobs and investment.” – Jim Alexander, St. Louis Regional Chamber

A Reliable Partner

“Missouri Partnership has always been a reliable partner for us and is very active presenting the advantages of doing business in Missouri.” – Javier Yraola, head of the Trade Commission of Spain in Chicago.

Joining Forces

“CIC is excited to join forces with Missouri Partnership and be a place where soft landings for international tech companies can be easily orchestrated.” – Kim Plank, CIC St. Louis

An Essential Team

“My experience with Missouri Partnership has opened my eyes to the undeniable truth that Missouri could not attract new businesses or retain the key businesses we have without this type of public-privately funded entity. It is essential that Missouri have a select team of specialized experts in marketing, site selection, legal and business development to coordinate all the state and local entities that facilitate national and international businesses to locate in Missouri in order to compete with other states, some of which have larger and better funded entities with which Missouri Partnership must compete.” – Jim Owen, Missouri Employers Mutual

Immeasurable Benefits

“The benefits of our association with Missouri Partnership are immeasurable. The Partnership’s referrals and support, as we as the state-wide collaboration it provides, make it a crucial component of our local attraction efforts.” – Bernie Andrews, Columbia REDI

Cannot Imagine the Process Without Them

“The Missouri Partnership is our link to businesses and site selection professionals who know the business of economic development and are consummate professionals during every step of the process. Our organization has worked with the Partnership for several years on several attraction projects, and I cannot imagine the process without them.” – Carolyn Chrisman, K-REDI


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