Missouri's Top Industries


"Today there are more financial services firms headquartered in St. Louis than in any other city in the U.S. besides New York. That’s okay. Good competitors make you better."

Jim Weddle, Edward Jones Investments

Jim Weddle
Edward Jones Investments

Why Missouri?

  • Over 1 million Missourians hold a bachelor's degree or higher
  • 7th best economic outlook
  • Ranked #1 state for banks
  • 9th best quality of life
  • 2 federal reserve banks Missouri is the only state
  • 8th lowest cost of living