DOING BUSINESS IN MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Economic Development
573-751-4770
ecodev@ded.mo.gov

ded.mo.gov

Michelle Hataway, Missouri Department of Economic Development

We’re working to help Missourians prosper by investing in our workforce, infrastructure, broadband, and more. As a result, our economy is growing – and countless leading employers have taken notice. No matter the industry, Missouri is a prime location for businesses to invest, expand, and thrive!

— Michelle Hataway, Acting Director,
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Doing Business in Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri skyline with Union Station in the foreground. (Photo: Courtesy visitmo.com)

  TARGETED GROWTH SECTORS

Food & Beverage: With the second-most farms in the country and a $94 billion agriculture industry, Missouri is attracting substantial new investments from companies such as American Foods Group, Chick-fil-A, and Principe.


Electric Vehicles: Ford is shipping the all-new E-Transit™ from its Missouri facility – the first U.S. plant to assemble both batteries and all-electric vehicles in-house. EV companies are tapping into a state with a strong understanding of the auto industry.


Distribution: Missouri’s central location and extensive infrastructure investments make the state a premier location to optimize logistics management from start to finish.

  TOP PROJECTS 

COMPANY
LOCATION
JOBS
URBN
Raymore
750
EquipmentShare
Columbia
555
Ace Hardware
Kansas City
350
ICL Group
St. Louis
165
AZZ Precoat Metals
Washington
88

  FAST FACTS

Population (July 2022 est.): 6,177,957¹
Largest Cities (2020): Kansas City (507,932); St. Louis (300,528); Springfield (169,626); Columbia (125,852); Independence (122,927)¹
Real GDP (2022): $300.7 billion²

¹ U.S. Census Bureau
² Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT

Relocation Reimbursement: Missouri One Start is the state’s premier workforce recruitment and training division. Companies in the Missouri One Start training programs may reserve a portion of their training dollars for relocation reimbursement.

TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKINGS

Top 5 Customized Workforce Training
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Automotive
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Agribusiness
2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Most Affordable Cities (Over 500K Pop.): Kansas City
2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Best Business Climate (Large): Fayetteville/ Springdale/ Rogers, AR-MO
2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable Cities (Mid-Sized; Over 50K Pop.): Joplin
2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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