CliqStudios, an online retailer of semi-custom kitchen cabinets, will invest $1.95 million to locate a new cabinet design center in St. Louis, Missouri. The company plans to hire 98 associates.
According to state officials, the Minnetonka, Minnesota, based company will open its new design center in St. Louis County in order to accommodate its quickly growing customer base. CliqStudios cited Missouri’s workforce, labor cost, available real estate, overall cost and incentives as key reasons Missouri was selected. The company is currently working through the lease on its new St. Louis location.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.
“The St. Louis Regional Chamber is excited CliqStudios chose St. Louis as a new location for their back office operations,” Joe Reagan, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, said. “This is further evidence that our talented workforce is attractive to companies looking to grow their business.”
“This is great news for the St. Louis region and another concrete example of the economic progress we’re seeing all across our state,” Governor Jay Nixon said. “I thank CliqStudios for investing and creating jobs in our state, and look forward to seeing them continue to grow and succeed here in the heartland.”
“We would like to welcome CliqStudios to Missouri,” Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “Our team was honored to support their entry into Missouri, and we look forward to many years of growth for the company and the jobs they will create.”