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Missouri Businesses By Size
Tracking Missouri businesses by employment size can be used to identify which size of business employs the most people, how Missouri businesses range by the size of employment and average wages, and what is the typical size of businesses by industry. There were 217,818 private sector employers in Missouri in the first quarter of 2022. Small businesses comprised a majority of this total, with 79.8 percent of Missouri businesses employing fewer than 10 people. Firms employing 1 to 49 workers made up 96.4 percent of all businesses in Missouri.
MU Extension 4-H Agribusiness Workforce Survey
Missouri's agricultural, food, and forestry businesses are vital to the state’s economy. MU Extension requests your help sharing a workforce needs survey with agribusinesses in your area. Survey results will support Extension 4-H career initiatives designed to support the talent needs of these businesses. Please help us spread the word with Missouri agribusinesses – such as food producers and processors, sawmills, or related suppliers. The survey is quick, anonymous and will make a big difference. It is open through mid-April.


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