Missouri is the 22nd Best State for Business 2014

Previous State: Nebraska Next State: Delaware

No. 22 Missouri

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’12-’13: 0.8
  • % Growth ’11-’12 v. Nat’l Avg. (2.5%): -0.5

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2013 %: 5.9
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (6.70%): -0.8

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration 2013: -7,612
  • Rank: 38

State Government

  • State Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’13 ($): 3,609
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 557.3

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.0%
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.91%
Key Companies
  • Emerson Electric
  • Monsanto
  • Peabody Energy
  • Express Scripts
  • Charter Communications
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Life-sciences victories help boost state to top half in job growth last year.


Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Sources:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
NewGeography.com
The Tax Foundation

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