Missouri’s more than 140 animal processing firms — businesses with payroll employment — supported nearly 17,500 jobs in early 2021. In Missouri, animal processing employment is 1.7 times more concentrated than the U.S. average.

In spite of increased talk about the growth of remote work, most Missourians still work on-site. More than 60% of Missourians reported living in a household where at least one person worked on-site at a workplace in the past seven days.

In 2020, Missouri had a $329.4 billion economy, the nation’s 22nd largest. Missouri's gross domestic product shrank slower than the U.S. Between 2019 and 2020, Missouri’s real gross domestic product declined 2.8%, and the U.S. economy shrank 3.4%.

The pandemic has taken its toll on employment, but some Missouri sectors continued to gain jobs from 2019 to 2021. Detailed private-sector data lets us compare recent & pre-pandemic trends, as well as differences between metro & nonmetro areas.

Our 2021 annual report is only a glimpse at the tremendous impact the Missouri SBDC business counselors and coaches had in their communities. I encourage you to watch the client videos and read the stories within the report to see the vast experience and expertise our network has and how that is used to serve all types of businesses.

Over 61,000 students graduated from Missouri high schools in 2020. 36% of 2020 graduates elected to pursue post-secondary education at a 4-year institution, while approximately 25% of 2020 graduates went directly into the workforce.

Commuting data analysis from the past two decades show that in 2019, over half of Missouri commuters left their home county for work, compared to 4 in 10 Missouri out-commuters in 2002.

Enterprise services, capabilities, and systems supporting the end-to-end Procure-to-Pay (P2P) business process.

Comprehensive, cost-effective platform that provides companies, institutions & organizations with cybersecurity information, resources, tools & training. Mission: To improve cybersecurity readiness, resiliency & compliance for small/medium-sized businesses & the federal manufacturing supply chain.

The greatest pandemic-related job losses in the health care and social assistance sector have occurred in nursing and residential care facilities. In January 2022, these facilities had 13.9% fewer jobs than they did two years prior.

Missouri wood product and paper product manufacturers account for almost 6% of the state’s manufacturing jobs, similar to the U.S. average. Most wood product manufacturing jobs concentrate in southeastern Missouri near forested areas.

In the years leading up to 2020, Missouri and U.S. home values steadily rose at an annual rate of 5%, but over the past two years several factors have driven double-digit annual growth rates. The growth rate varies across the state.

Missouri is home to nearly 7,200 manufacturers that employ 274,000 people. Smaller firms (<100 employees) account for 92% of all Missouri manufacturers and 32% of the state’s manufacturing workforce.

Based on three-year cohorts from 2001-18, 69% of four-year degree-completers at Missouri’s public colleges and universities worked in the state one year after graduating.

Of all microbusiness owners, 40% are fully employed by their microbusinesses, but 36% have full- or part-time jobs elsewhere.

80% of young adults born between 1984 and 1992 migrated less than 100 miles from home.

On average, Missouri producers selling local foods reported $39,000 in annual 2020 sales.

Of Missourians who previously had COVID-19, 37.4% reported symptoms lasting three months or longer, compared with 33.2% of all Americans. Of working Missourians, 7.5% need paid sick leave, and 5.9% need paid family leave.

Almost 25% of travelers identified outdoor recreation as one reason for visiting the state in fiscal year 2021.

Renewable energy provided nearly 12% of Missouri’s electricity in 2021, exceeding 10% of the state’s electricity fuel mix for the first time.

In 2021, Missouri stood 22nd in the nation with a $359 billion economy. Following a 2.7% decline in 2020, Missouri’s real GDP increased 4.6% between 2020 and 2021.

There are roughly 4.5 available childcare slots for every 10 children under the age of 5 in Missouri.

Roughly 6.6 of every 100 jobs available in Missouri are considered inventive.

In 2022, the Missouri SBDC team continued to advocate for small businesses in their communities, worked side-by-side with clients to address the real issues, and drove us forward to be responsive and relevant to the needs of our small business clients.

Displaying 76 - 100 of 104