Industry Research

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Business and Industry


Manufacturing is a major component of Missouri’s $317.7 billion economy.

Businesses By Size

Payroll firms employing less than 50 workers account for 95% of businesses in Missouri in 2017.

New Business Formations

Professional services accounted for 17% of new business formations last year.

Fortune 500 Companies

Centene, Emerson Electric and Reinsurance Group of America are the largest Fortune 500 companies in the State.

Industry Concentration Brief

This brief explains which industries in Missouri are highly concentrated and why concentration analysis is important in understanding what makes a region's economy unique.

Industry Projections

Historic industry employment trends and other factors are analyzed to project future industry employment. Industry staffing patterns are then used to estimate occupational employment projections. The occupational projections estimate the number of new, transfer, and exit jobs openings that are expected to occur over the projection period.


Target Industry

Advanced Manufacturing

Refers to technology-intensive producers and the industries that support them.


The BioSciences Target Industry Group represents 13 industries and two percent of total private sector employment

Energy Solutions

The Energy Solutions Target Industry Group includes technologies that provide long-term and low-impact solutions to the energy demands of Missouri residents and businesses.

Financial Solutions

The Financial and Professional Services Target Industry Group employs over 237,800 workers in 25,870 establishments across fourteen industries.

Health Sciences and Services

The Health Sciences and Services Target Industry Group employs 444,675 person across 21,364 establishments in 19 industries

Information Technology

The Information Technology Target Industry Group is made up of nine industries that employ 115,320 workers across 12,191 establishments.

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and Logistics are the core of strategic supply chain management.


Special Studies

Manufacturing Industries Brief

Missouri ranks among the top states for manufacturing employment and capital expenditures.

Missouri Retail and Restaurant Sales

Retail trade is the sale and distribution of merchandise to consumers through either a store location or a non-store location such as internet, phone, catalog or advertising.

Creative Industries

Creative industries represent 2.5 percent of total state employment.

Economic Contribution of Agribusiness

Missouri has a $280 billion dollar economy and is the 3rd most economically diverse state in the nation. Manufacturing represents nearly 13 percent of gross state product followed by government, real estate, and health care. Agriculture represents about two percent of gross state product at $5.2 billion.


Industry Research Library


Lessons from Missouri's Fastest Growing Businesses

Cheetahs Continue

Lessons on How to Survive and Thrive from Missouri's Fastest Growing Businesses

Pattern Industries

Discovering patterns of connected industries can be difficult given the number of companies in an economy and the data available for analysis. Yet understanding the business patterns that drive wealth in a region is critical to designing effective development initiatives.