2018 New Business Formations
New businesses bring industry diversity and job growth to a state and serve as major engines for economic growth. Research has shown a positive relationship between levels of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth. In 2018, there were 19,731 new business formations in Missouri.
Did you know the Springfield metropolitan area has exported $5.4 billion in goods since 2005? Click on the above link to see metro export information for the nation and detailed Missouri metro data including trade partners and export totals.