The Missouri Advantage
Missouri’s commitment to leading industry development in information technology is why many top IT firms call Missouri home. Missouri’s highly educated and skilled workforce is another key asset. Missouri has over 2 million high speed lines including fiber, cable modem, and satellite and is part of two major high-speed national networks; this together with the state’s ongoing broadband initiative prove that the state is poised for growth in the IT sector. In fact, the Kauffman Foundation ranks Missouri sixth best in the nation for entrepreneurial activity.
It's because of these advantages and others that IBM and Emerson Electric Company have both recently announced major expansions in Missouri, and companies like Cerner Corporation are headquartered in Missouri and continue to grow.