Missouri's Target Industries

With the 4th most diverse economy, one of the lowest costs of living, a central location, and home to a highly-skilled and educated workforce, Missouri provides the perfect environment along with the necessary assets to help businesses succeed. To build up and attract some of the fastest-growing industries and leaders in next-generation job creation, such as tech and energy solutions, Missouri refocused its resources to target companies in the following sectors: 

 Automotive Suppliers
With historic investments by Ford and GM, the rebirth of the automotive industry is happening in Missouri. Become part of one of the largest auto supply chains in the nation where America's top vehicles, like the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Colorado, are assembled.
Missouri is home to the largest concentration of animal health research and food companies as well as the most plant scientists per capita. This is where innovation starts and thrives. 
 Advanced Manufacturing
Today's plants are not your grandparents manufacturing floors. They require precision tools and equipment, tech platforms and solutions, and a workforce with cutting edge skills. Missouri is where manufacturing meets innovation. 
 Financial & Professional Services
Missouri is the only state with two Federal Reserve Banks (Kansas City and St. Louis) and home to the regional headquarters of major banks including Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp, Regions Bank as well as the HQ for Commerce Bank, Central Bank, and UMB Bank. Missouri is also one of only nine states with an AAA from all three rating agencies, providing a stable environment for investors and commerce. 
 Health Sciences & Services
From the nation's leaders in electronic healthcare management, to the researchers discovering the next life-saving treatment, the health sciences and services industry starts and grows in Missouri. Our educational institutions spur innovation as well as churn out some of the best minds in medicine. 
 Information Technology
With some of the fastest downloads speeds in the nation and some of the fastest growing tech companies, Missouri has the talent and tools for tech companies looking to grow on a global level. Just ask some of our other major tech companies like World Wide Tech and Square as well as household names that have data centers right here in the Show-Me State such as AT&T, Enterprise, Walmart, MasterCard, and Edward Jones. 
 Military and Defense
The Office of Military Advocate leads Missouri’s efforts to coordinate state and local actions to preserve and expand Missouri’s military installations and agencies, improve the quality of life and opportunities for service members and their families, and to enhance the state’s defense industries. The Military Advocate serves as the liaison between state and federal branches of government and provides enhanced communication to Missouri government leaders and installation communities. The Military Advocate serves as the Executive Director of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission (MMPEC) and serves as an ex-officio member of MMPEC in the absence of the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
 Transportation & Logistics
Missouri has the 6th best highway system, largest waterway system, 99 airports, and two of the largest rail terminals in the US with access from coast to coast, East to West. Our central location, close proximity to major manufacturers, and low gas taxes continue to move products, like those of Kraft Foods and Toys'R Us, to customers quickly and efficiently.  

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