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:
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.”
NICE Rail Products, a veteran owned and operated manufacturer of composite railroad ties, announced that it will commence production in St. Louis with plans to create 82 new jobs.
“We set out to build a company that sparks greatness in others and is worthy of our collective potential as leaders,” said Founder and CEO of NICE Rail Products Tim Noonan. “We are poised to disrupt hundreds of years of the status quo and do it in way that is good for the planet.”
Amazon.com, Inc. announced today its plans for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, where it employs hundreds of associates.
“We’re excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Missouri,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”
Fairfield Processing Corp., a third generation, family-owned and operated American business dedicated to providing high quality and innovative fiber-processed products to the DIY, home decor and industrial trades, announced its plans to add more than 100 jobs to its North St. Louis facility in the coming years. The company also produces stuffed toys, pillows, pet beds, fabrics and other items at the facility, which also is a distribution center.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson welcomed the company to the city, and toured its 300,000 sq. ft. facility. Fairfield officials said the company had about 50 full-time employees here plus more than 300 others added during a seasonal upswing.
Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company developing solutions for sustainable mobility and smart life on board, announced plans to open a new Interiors production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri.
“We’re making Missouri a great state to do business, and it’s getting results,” said Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. “We’re grateful that Faurecia Interiors is creating more quality jobs in our state.”
The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and officially begin production activity later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020. Upon completion, total investment is expected to be in excess of $60 million for the approximately 250,000 square foot plant.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced that Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the United States, will be investing at least $250 million to build a steel bar micro-mill in Sedalia, Missouri. When completed, the new Nucor facility will create more than 250 high-paying jobs.
“This rebar micro-mill project is consistent with our long-term strategy for profitable growth and builds on our position as the low-cost producer,” said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO & President of Nucor. “Strategically positioning this micro-mill in Sedalia will give us a sustained cost advantage over other domestic steel producers supplying rebar from outside the region.”