Today, Missouri Partnership announced an expansion of its Project Management Team with the addition of Cara Weber as its new Vice President, Business Recruitment. Cara will officially join the team on November 15th.
“We are so excited to welcome Cara back to Missouri Partnership,” Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “Cara started her economic development career here during our organization’s earliest years. Since then, she took an exciting journey to consulting and regional economic development before now returning to us as a key part of our Project Management team. Her experience in economic development, along with her strong connections across the state, make her the perfect choice. We look forward to the positive impact she will have on the lives of Missouri residents.”
“I am elated to be returning to the organization where I started my career in economic development,” Cara said. “Missouri Partnership’s team is unrivaled in terms of the professionalism, creativity, and excellent customer service offered to companies considering Missouri for growth. Furthermore, it’s an honor to work on behalf of a state that is so highly regarded for its business-friendly climate.”
Cara has a strong history in economic development, beginning her career with Millsap & Singer and Husch Blackwell Sanders. From 2010-2016, she served as Business Recruitment Manager at Missouri Partnership where she supported the Business Recruitment team and managed site visits, developed proposals, and provided overall management for the business recruitment process. Since then, she has served as a Senior Associate at Duff and Phelps, Director of Business Development at the St. Louis Regional Chamber, and Vice President of Business Development at Greater St. Louis Inc.
“Cara has been a great member of our team and we look forward to working with her in her new role with Missouri Partnership as we continue our efforts to attract businesses and jobs to the St. Louis region,” Steve Johnson, Chief Business Attraction Officer for Greater St. Louis, Inc. and President of AllianceSTL, said.
In her new role, Cara will work as part of a statewide Missouri team focused on providing direct support to companies and site consultants interested in investing and creating jobs. She will be based in the St. Louis office and will support projects across the state. The team works to connect companies with the best locations and customized solutions for their business objectives. Missouri is a highly attractive investment destination across several industries including advanced manufacturing, financial services, geospatial, logistics and distribution, agtech, food solutions, health innovation and energy storage.
Cara holds a BS in Political Science, with a minor in Biological Sciences, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She is currently pursuing her MBA at SIUE.