2023 brought numerous changes to the Missouri SBDC, most notably leadership changes across the state.Through all the changes within the network, the Missouri SBDC continued to deliver amazing service and technical assistance to their regions.

Nationally, 26% of respondents cited helping their community as very important. This sentiment was echoed by 22% of Missouri business owners.

In 2024, Missouri had 17 fewer registered childcare facilities than in the previous year yet served an additional 378 children.

In 2022, Missouri stood 21st in the nation with a $397 billion economy. Following a 4.6% increase in 2021, Missouri’s real GDP increased 2.0% between 2021 and 2022.

In 2021, adult women accounted for 51% of Missouri’s population but only 26% of the state’s legislative body.

In Missouri and across the nation, business applications have soared recently due to the pandemic-led economic disruptions of 2020.

Missourians commute fewer miles than the average American, but the industry and location of work influence those distances.

With nearly 18,000 registered EVs, Missouri ranks 25th with just under half of one percent of the nation’s total EVs.

The Missouri Economy Indicators series explores business, industry, workforce and demographic topics that impact Missouri’s economy. New briefs are released every three to four weeks.

A significant number of Missourians lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables – approximately 88% eat fewer than five servings a day.

In 2023, most Missouri households had an internet subscription (87%), while less than one-tenth either did not have internet service or didn’t know if it was available (9%).

Health-medical, retail and sports microbusinesses are top revenue drivers for Missouri counties.

Helping business navigate government. (Formerly Missouri Business Portal)

The U.S. Department of Commerce strives to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity.

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is a U.S. Department of Commerce program EDA's goal is to ensure that opportunities for economic development and entrepreneurism are available everywhere in the United States.

Assistance listings of all federal programs available to governments, organizations and individuals. (Formerly known as "Federal Domestic Assistance")

Find out what government grants are available via Grants.gov

USA.gov creates and organizes timely, needed government information and services, making them accessible to the public anytime, anywhere.

The world’s largest business organization represents the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions.

The MBDA helps leverage minority-owned businesses to fuel U.S. economic growth. They help minority businesses grow through public and private partnership, polic, and research.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

The World Trade Centers Association stimulates trade and investment opportunities for commercial property developers, economic development agencies, and international businesses looking to connect globally and prosper locally.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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