Site Selection: Coming Up Roses in Southeast Missouri

Cape Girardeau came to be known as The City of Roses when a popular 9-mile stretch of road through town was once lined with dozens of rose bushes. That’s still an apt analogy for what’s happening in economic development in Southeast Missouri, a region where high-tech companies are expanding their talent pools, according to a new article from the Site Selection team.

“We have the location and the access that technology and logistics employers covet,” says John Mehner, President and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are in the middle of the country, on a river and interstate, with an airport that flies to O’Hare. We have logistics covered.”

Equipped with five port facilities, seven major highways, Class I rail and a regional airport, Southeast Missouri is a petri dish of growth when it comes to advanced manufacturing, agtech, and financial and professional services.

Check out the full article from the Site Selection team here.

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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