Missouri Partnership announced today that Dennis Pruitt has been appointed as Vice President, Business Development.
This new role within Missouri Partnership is designed to enhance and expand the business development capabilities of Missouri Partnership, and to provide a new level of focus on building relationships and connections with corporate decision makers around the globe.
“Dennis is an incredible asset for Missouri, and his time with Missouri Partnership has always included an aspect of business development,” Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “This new enhanced focus will allow our organization to increase our pipeline of investment opportunities for Missouri, and increase the amount of companies, jobs and investment we are able to attract to our state.”
“I’m excited to be able to dedicate more time to business development,” Pruitt said. “And to continue to work creatively with my colleagues to identify new investment projects for both rural and urban Missouri.”
Pruitt will continue to have a level of involvement in active projects across all sectors. Some of his recent attraction wins have included Lacgene Technologies (India), Piva Group (Italy), Owens Corning (U.S.), KWS (Germany), CertainTeed/Saint Gobain (France), Motomco (Brazil), and Unisys (U.S.).
Pruitt joined Missouri Partnership in 2008, is a certified Economic Developer and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in urban planning from Texas A&M University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and French from Harding University, and a French language certificate from the Sorbonne. Dennis attended high school in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Iowa.
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 20,000 jobs, more than $1 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $2 billion in capital investment.
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’s expert team 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, Auto Alert, CertainTeed, CVS Health, Dollar Tree, Faurecia, Nucor Steel, Owens Corning, Square and Vital Farms.