Missouri Economic Research and Information Center

About Us

MERIC is the research division of the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development's Office of Performance & Strategy. We provide innovative analyses and assistance to policymakers and the public, including studies of the state's economic trends, targeted industries, and labor markets.

MERIC research also includes workforce region studies, spatial analyses, and comprehensive coverage of the state's industry and occupational data produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. MERIC has been recognized with 15 national awards for research excellence since it was formed in 2001.

On our website you will find the latest research on Missouri industries, workforce, regions, and economic conditions. In today's fast-paced global business environment, good information for sound decision-making is more than a strategic advantage -- it's a necessity.

MERIC Mission:
Working Together to Produce and Deliver High Quality Information for Better Decisions


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Missouri Economic Research & Information Center

P.O. Box 3150
Jefferson City, MO 65102-3150


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