Economic development partners from around Missouri met with representatives from 13 countries this week to discuss the past and future of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Missouri. Economic professionals from China, Israel, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil and The Netherlands attended the event, which featured an overview of Missouri and a networking lunch.
Missouri is the location of choice for many foreign-owned companies looking to enter the US market or expand to a location that allows them to reach all of North America effectively and efficiently. Some of the recent international companies to expand in Missouri include CertainTeed, Lacgene Technologies, Hartmann US and AgIdea.
Missouri is home to many global businesses, due in part to our ability to get your goods anywhere in the world via river, rail, road and air. And for companies looking to engage in foreign trade, Missouri’s three foreign trade zones are spread throughout the state allowing easy access.
For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.