Missouri's Top Industries


"I’m not sure what my expectations were, but I’ve been surprised by the talent of the pool we’ve got to work with in the local area, and by ‘the local area’ I mean not only Columbia, but St. Louis, Kansas City, and Rolla."

Jim Chapdelaine - IBM

Jim Chapdelaine


We offer a number of incentive programs designed to help information technology firms flourish in Missouri.


Spotlight on Missouri Business: Parameter Security

Why Missouri?

  • 6th best entrepreneurial activity
  • 12th for high tech industries growing faster than the U.S. average
  • Over 2 million high speed fiber, cable, modem, and satellite lines
  • 34 institutions offer degrees in computer science
  • 15 million square feet of secure underground sites in Missouri
  • Over 3,500 IT service firms