Missouri Partnership’s Cathleen Flournoy Named Top 50 Economic Developer in North America

Missouri Partnership is proud to announce Cathleen Flournoy, Vice President, Business Recruitment, is being recognized as a top economic developer. Flournoy is on the esteemed 2024 Consultant Connect North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers list.

“At Consultant Connect, we see economic development as more than just changing communities – it’s about creating jobs that touch lives,” said Carla Sones, President of Consultant Connect. “It’s an honor for us to spotlight North America’s top economic developers and the impact they make on the communities they serve.”

Since assuming her role in 2020 at Missouri Partnership, Flournoy has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence. Her tenacity and acute understanding of the nuances of business attraction have been instrumental in securing numerous high-impact projects in Missouri, resulting in the creation of 5,300+ new jobs and an astounding $3.5 billion+ in new capital investment during her tenure. Flournoy’s impressive track record speaks volumes about her unparalleled expertise in leading business attraction deals.

“Cathleen is an exceptional teammate and leader whose contributions have significantly impacted the economic landscape of Missouri and beyond,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Her ability to source and win monumental projects underscores her exceptional prowess and tireless efforts to drive growth and opportunity across the state. She is a beloved and respected figure within our organization and the economic development community, and I wholeheartedly believe Cathleen is more than deserving of this prestigious award.”

“Being recognized as one of North America’s top economic developers is a tremendous honor,” said Cathleen Flournoy, Vice President, Business Recruitment at Missouri Partnership. “This accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Our collective efforts in attracting impactful projects to Missouri have spurred economic growth and created thousands of jobs for Missourians. I am grateful for the support of my family, colleagues, and partners who have made this achievement possible.”

Consultant Connect is a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site selection consultants. To view the complete list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2024, click here.  

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 33,500+ 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.