Business recruitment and marketing for the state
In 2007, the Hawthorn Foundation created Missouri Partnership to serve as the state’s leading business recruitment and marketing organization. The Missouri Partnership is the most important "front wheel" in business recruitment for the Hawthorn Foundation. An independent board of directors governs the Partnership, whose leadership comes from Hawthorn members.
Today the Partnership is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s premier statewide private sector business recruitment organizations. The Partnership’s services, all of which are provided free of charge to businesses interested in opening new operations in Missouri, include locating sites and buildings, compiling workforce data, facilitating government and regulatory meetings, determining incentive eligibility, coordinating labor training and identifying utility availability and costs.
Recent job announcements include:
Square Inc., a leading financial services company located in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, Missouri, is doubling its footprint and creating an additional 300+ new jobs.
Square is a cohesive commerce ecosystem of payments, hardware, and software that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. The company first established their presence in St. Louis in Cortex’s @4240 Building in September 2015 with 200+ new jobs to support their growing mobile payments company.
“Square is proud to be from St. Louis and thrilled to expand our presence here, where we’ve exceeded our growth expectations thanks to the wealth of local talent,” said Jim McKelvey, co-founder and director of Square. “St. Louis is home to tens of thousands of Square sellers and we’re thankful for the support of our city and state partners in furthering their growth. We’re excited for what’s ahead.”
BH North America Corporation, a Spanish-owned premium fitness equipment, bicycle and garage cabinetry company, is relocating its US headquarters from California to St. Charles, Missouri. The move brings 50 new jobs to the region.
“Missouri is perfectly positioned at the intersection of the east-west and north-south shipping corridors,” said Dan Foust, president and CEO of BH North America. “We can ship products anywhere in the US in a couple of days and eliminate a lot of waste in rent and taxes. This strategic location and cost savings will allow us to innovate, invest in our people and increase our competitiveness in the marketplace.”
Hexa Ingenieros, a Spanish engineering services company focused on designing and implementing automation process control and industrial computing services, is entering the U.S. marketplace and establishing its U.S. headquarters in Missouri. The company will operate as Hexa Engineers in the U.S.
Hexa Engineer’s U.S. HQ will be located in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in St. Louis, Missouri, and they will create 20 new programming and engineering jobs, with hiring beginning in Summer 2018.
“We have already spotted many opportunities to enhance American manufacturers’ competitiveness through technologies that have already been successfully implemented in Europe by Hexa Ingenieros, our parent company,” said Javier Diez, manager of Hexa Engineers. “We expect fast growth among customers all across the U.S. due to these good technical references that have been proven in Europe.”
Missouri-based Save-A-Lot announced that construction will begin on its new corporate headquarters at the Crossings at Northwest in St. Ann, Missouri.
“We’re competing for jobs with companies around the world, and we’re supporting Missouri businesses right here at home,” Governor Eric Greitens said. “We’re glad that Save-A-Lot will continue to be a Missouri business, and will continue to grow and invest here in Missouri.”
Leaders of Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira, CTC, the world’s largest sugarcane technology company, headquartered in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil announced today that following a nationwide search, the company has selected St. Louis, Missouri for its North American research headquarters. The newly formed subsidiary of CTC, CTC Genomics, will be temporarily located at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center while their permanent space at the Bio Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park is built.
CTC Genomics will focus on developing new platforms for sugarcane which will allow substantial quality and productivity gains. The company plans to initially employ 10-15 people in its BRDG Park location enabling them to access some of the Danforth Center’s state-of-the-art facilities including the Center’s Transformation Facility. The company plans to hold an employee recruiting event on June 6 at the Danforth Center.
Grove Collaborative, a high-growth natural home focused platform delivering products directly to consumers, announced plans today to open a new fulfillment center in St. Peters, Missouri. The new 137,000 square foot facility represents $3,708,500 in total capital investment, and will create 210 new jobs in the region over the coming years.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest and largest fulfillment center in St. Peters,” Grove Founder and CEO Stuart Landesberg said. “Our Missouri hub will allow us not only to provide our community with faster service, but also serve as a catalyst for innovation across our supply chain. Grove is a people-focused business, and I could not be more excited to partner with the St. Peters community as we continue to grow.”