Missouri Partnership Celebrates Economic Development Week 2021

Communities across the globe spent the past few days participating in the 2021 Economic Development Week, which was created by the International Economic Development Council. The goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.

Missouri Partnership is proud of the work we do in economic development. We work with partners throughout the state to assist growing companies as they explore expansion locations. Our goal is to provide them with everything they need to grow and thrive in the state.

The team at Missouri Partnership is passionate about bringing new jobs and investment to the state. Check out the teams’ responses to the question “Why do you enjoy working in economic development?”

“As a native of Missouri, it gives me incredible satisfaction and pride to work on behalf of my state. We often get the opportunity to tour recently located projects. It is very rewarding to see people and products going in and out of those facilities. There is also the incredible thrill of winning highly competitive projects. Learning from a client that you have won a hard-fought project is absolutely exhilarating,” – Subash Alias, CEO.

“Working in economic development in Missouri is extremely rewarding. Watching a project evolve from an inquiry to an announced project creating hundreds of life-changing jobs in the state is truly gratifying. I enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to tell the world about our great state to ensure we maintain our position as a new investment destination in the U.S.,” – Janelle Higgins, Vice President, Marketing & Communications.

“Economic development has typically been defined as building wealth within a community. In recent years however, I have seen a transition in our profession from building wealth within a community to building up the members within the community. The economic development profession has come full circle in this way. I am proud to be part of a profession that embodies the desire to build up members of our community through high demand, highly sought after skills creating a future career and talent pipeline,” – Cathleen Flournoy, Vice President, Business Recruitment.

At Missouri Partnership, economic development is more than just what we do, it is who we are. We are proud every day of the work we do to bring new businesses and jobs to our state. If you would like to learn more about Missouri Partnership, or if you own a business and are looking for a new facility, we want to hear from you. Contact us today.

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