Why Missouri?

Why Missouri? Missouri is home to some of the most prestigious hospitals, medical schools and health services companies in the country.  The field of health care is one that continues to grow and is highly valued.  Missouri has a strong network of organizations that support and facilitate emerging health technology and health services innovation.  While many industries have felt some impact during difficult economic times, Missouri’s health sciences industry has showed continuous growth.  In fact, the Health Sciences and Services employment subsectors together have grown by seven  percent over the last five years.

A highly trained workforce of health professionals ensures the care Missourian’s receive is a cut above the rest.  It's because of these advantages and others that companies like Express Scripts have recently announced major expansions in Missouri.

  • With more than 408,000 jobs, the Health Sciences and Services industry employs nearly 13 percent of Missouri’s non-farm workforce. 
  • By 2018, the average occupational growth in the Health Services Industry in Missouri’s ten Workforce Investment Areas is 15.1%.
  • Missouri’s 153 hospitals employ 114,000 full-time equivalent employees—4.5 percent of Missouri’s total employment.

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