CREVE COEUR, MO/January 11, 2016 (STLRealEstate.News) Creve Coeur just became home to a new design center with an online custom-cabinet manufacturing component, adding 98 new jobs to the St. Louis economy for 2017. The announcement came from a release distributed by Gov. Jay Nixon’s office earlier this week, excited to let the public know about the employment opportunities and home customization options now at St. Louis’ fingertips.
Minnesota-based CliqStudios will invest $1.95 million in St. Louis County to open this official design center. No exact location was disclosed at this time, citing the company’s ongoing lease negotiation process.
“We have excellent business real estate offerings and affordable housing. The bottom line is that companies are recognizing that St. Louis County is a great place to live and work,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said in a statement.
According to this same release, the Missouri Department of Economic Development offered CliqStudios a “strategic incentive package” to open in St. Louis. CliqStudios, if it delivers on its job promises, has access to $795,584 through the Missouri Works program and $75,000 in training funds.
Sheila Sweeny, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, stated that CliqStudios choosing to put this new facility in St. Louis County shows that the region, with its centra location and great workforce, is able to successfully compete with other business hubs and innovative ecosystems around the nation today.
CliqStudios ships its custom-builds kitchen cabinets directly to customers. The entity opened a design center in Indianapolis in November 2016 and has a 1.8-million-square-foot cabinet factory in Connersville, Indiana at this time. This past Wednesday, the company made an announcement that they have appointed Tom Tiller as the CEO moving forward. Outgoing CEO, Andy Juang, will remain onboard in the role as chairman.
CliqStudios was officially founded back in 2010, and has been expanding their operation ever since.
Contributing Editor: Alexandra R. Fasulo
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