#29 Missouri


#29 in Taxation and Regulation

#42 in Workforce Quality

#31 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Midwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Illinois
12
12
12
12
Indiana
1
3
2
2
Iowa
4
5
3
4
Kansas
7
6
9
8
Michigan
11
10
10
10
Minnesota
10
11
6
7
Missouri
9
8
11
6
Nebraska
8
4
1
1
North Dakota
6
2
8
11
Ohio
2
7
4
5
South Dakota
5
1
7
9
Wisconsin
3
9
5
3

Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Biotech, Energy, Healthcare, I.T., Logistics

Key Companies

Charter Communications

Emerson Electric

Express Scripts

Monsanto

Panera Bread

Peabody Energy

Sigma-Aldrich

Advantages

Service industries, including travel and tourism, generates more income and jobs than any other segment. Due their low-overhead business model, this provides plenty of opportunity for high-tech and e-commerce businesses.

If you’re looking for skilled workers, the population of Missouri is expected to grow by 21% by 2030.

Key Contacts

Dept. of Economic Development

Mike Downing, Director
573-751-4962
301 W. High Street
P.O. Box 1157
Jefferson City, MO 65102

ecodev@ded.mo.gov
https://ded.mo.gov/home.aspx

CEO Comments

“We are in Missouri, and all in all, they pretty much leave us alone, so that is good. The unfortunate thing is that we don’t have a Right-to-Work law.”

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