Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) The state of Missouri recently received two awards from leading economic development publications in recognition of major corporate investments.
“Even during these challenging times, we are proud that we have made great strides in growing our economy and creating jobs,” Governor Mike Parson said. “These investments are big wins for Missouri that give us confidence in our economic recovery efforts in the St. Louis region and across the state.”
In January, Missouri received a CiCi Award from Trade and Industry Development for the General Motors investment in St. Charles County. In December 2019, General Motors announced a $1.5 billion investment and the retention of 4,000 jobs at its Wentzville facility. This project was one of 15 selected from 2019 and 2020. To win a CiCi Award, a project must be a significant investment or have a major impact on the local community.
Missouri also received an Honorable Mention Award from Business Facilities in its Deal of the Year Awards for the second year in a row. The award recognized Accenture Federal Services’ new Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, which will create 1,400 jobs. Missouri was one of nine states to receive an honorable mention during a competitive year with 40 projects considered.