Site Selection: Forward Progress

Despite a global pandemic, companies are still investing in Missouri thanks to its famed midwestern work ethic and value for business. That is according to a new article from Site Selection Magazine.

The article highlighted Veterans United Home Loans’ recent new investment in the state, including the expansion of the company’s headquarters in Columbia that is expected to create 500 new jobs.

“During this pandemic, it’s been so refreshing to see companies like Veterans United expand and grow their workforce in Missouri,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “It’s a real vote of confidence in our state that they chose to remain in Missouri and grow here.”

The article also highlighted The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) decision to build its western headquarters in St. Louis, leading to several new partnerships.

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) and the NGA now have entered into a formal agreement to create stronger connections between the agency, Missouri’s thriving startup community and the state’s higher education institutions. The partnership, a first for both NGA and MTC, allows small businesses and educational institutions to license NGA’s intellectual property.

“We are pleased that the NGA is expanding its footprint in Missouri through this partnership with MTC,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “The agreement provides Missouri small businesses invaluable access to cutting-edge technology that will enhance innovation and help move Missouri’s economy forward.”

Check out the full article from Site Selection Magazine here.

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