Missouri Partnership Expands Team; Hires Sal Maniaci as New Vice President, Business Recruitment

Missouri Partnership announced today that Sal Maniaci will join the organization as Vice President, Business Recruitment. He will be based in Missouri Partnership’s Kansas City office and will work with domestic and international companies as they evaluate Missouri as an expansion location.

“We’re excited to grow our team as we continue to see groundbreaking projects unfold in Missouri,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Sal’s exceptional leadership, demonstrated at both the local and state levels, has secured significant investments from companies across various industries. His commitment to excellence is unparalleled, and we are ecstatic to welcome him to Missouri Partnership.”

Maniaci currently serves as the Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Washington, Missouri. During his tenure, Maniaci has been instrumental in facilitating growth and increasing regional awareness of the community. He successfully implemented a business retention and expansion strategy that generated several local expansion projects, including Melton Machine & Control Company, Frick’s Quality Meats, and WEG Transformers. He also led the local team in attracting a $120 million investment from Precoat Metals.

“We have worked with Sal on multiple projects over the years, and his consistent display of exceptional professionalism and expertise in business attraction has always impressed us,” said Deborah Price, Senior Vice President, Business Recruitment & General Counsel of Missouri Partnership. “We conducted a thorough nationwide search to find the right person for this critical role. Sal’s burgeoning reputation in economic development made him a standout candidate, and I’m looking forward to watching him flourish on our team.”

In his new role, Maniaci will work with state, regional, and local partners to attract new companies to Missouri. His deep knowledge of project management and extensive experience working with businesses and site location consultants will be extremely beneficial in building upon the momentum at Missouri Partnership. 

“I am thrilled to be joining the Missouri Partnership team,” said Sal Maniaci. “Our state has so much to offer businesses, and I look forward to contributing to the economic development success the Partnership provides.”

Maniaci is a native of Washington, Missouri. He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and earned his Missouri Certified Economic Developer certification in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He will officially join Missouri Partnership on April 15.

About Missouri Partnership

Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths. Since 2008, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners statewide to attract companies that have created 33,400+ new jobs, $1.7 billion+ in new annual payroll, and $7.6 billion+ in new capital investment. Some recent successful projects that led to major investment in Missouri include Accenture Federal Services LLC, American Foods Group, Casey’s, Chewy, Inc., Google, James Hardie, Meta, Swift Prepared Foods, URBN, USDA, and Veterans United.