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Missouri Partnership Hires New VP in Kansas City

Missouri Partnership announced today that Cathleen Flournoy will be joining the statewide business recruitment organization as Vice President, Business Recruitment. She will be based in Missouri Partnership’s Kansas City office and will work with companies from across the US and the globe as they evaluate Missouri as an expansion destination. Flournoy will officially join the Partnership team on January 6, 2020.

“We had an excellent experience working alongside Cathleen on the USDA ERS/NIFA HQ relocation project,” said Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias. “She was a natural choice as she is already invested in our state, and already making an incredible difference for Missourians. We are thrilled that Cathleen has agreed to join our team as we continue to bring jobs and investment to all of Missouri from around the world.”

Flournoy has been working in economic development since 1999 and has worked in the Kansas City area for the City of Kansas City, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. She already knows Missouri and the advantages the state can offer to growing and innovative companies.

“I am thrilled to be joining Missouri Partnership,” said Flournoy. “I look forward to continuing the energy and momentum of Missouri’s influence throughout the country and the world. The professionalism and dedication by Missouri Partnership’s team is unparalleled and I’m excited to be a part of this outstanding organization.”

In her new role, Flournoy will work as part of a statewide Missouri team focused on providing direct support to companies and site consultants interested in investing in Missouri and creating jobs for our residents. The entire team works to connect companies with the best locations and customized solutions for their business objectives and strives to provide a high-level concierge service that positively impacts Missouri. Missouri is a highly attractive investment destination for a number of industries including advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, financial and professional services, geospatial analytics, logistics and distribution, agtech, food solutions, health innovation and energy storage.

Flournoy holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Public Law from Missouri State University.

About Missouri Partnership
Founded in 2007, 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 its founding, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners across Missouri to attract companies that have created more than 22,000 jobs, more than $1.1 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $2.7 billion in capital investment.

With offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri Partnership works in partnership with the Hawthorn Foundation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the State of Missouri, and economic development agencies across Missouri. Led by an independent Board of Directors and working in collaboration with partners from across the state, Missouri Partnership markets Missouri as a strategic business location globally and provides direct support to companies interested in investing in Missouri to connect them with the best locations and solutions for their business goals. Some major recent company investments in Missouri include Amazon, American Outdoor Brands, Aurora Organic Dairy, Casey’s General Stores, CertainTeed, CVS Health, Dakota Bodies, Dollar Tree, Faurecia, Niagara Bottling, Nucor Steel, Owens Corning, Square, USDA and Vital Farms.