The Geo-Resolution 2021 conference helped the Show-Me State double down on its thriving geospatial analysis and cybersecurity sectors. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which broke ground on its new western regional headquarters in St. Louis in 2016, is scheduled to open in 2025. Several prominent geospatial companies have opened new offices and facilities in the region. In other industries, Diode Dynamics, TierPoint and La-Z-Boy announced projects here in 2021.
Missouri Works: Offers access to capital through with- holdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs.
Missouri One Start: A new tool to help businesses re- cruit, onboard and train large numbers of job applicants during major expansions through customized training solutions.
BUILD Program: Offers financial incentives, including low interest loans, for the location or expansion of large business projects through the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds.
Missouri Works–Deal Closing Fund: A negotiating tool to close deals by granting tax credits up front during a business expansion, rather than over a multi- year period.
The National Security Crossroads is a multi-state initiative with Kansas that aims to raise awareness of and facilitate collaboration and efficiencies within national security missions to the Heartland region. The crossroads area is home to seven major military bases and 11 national security installations. The program will facilitate workforce, talent growth and collaboration between installations to educate legislators and others in the region on the value of the industry.
10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state: