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Missouri business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MO communities

Relocate or Expand to Missouri - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Missouri business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MO communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Missouri Business Data*


Population: 5,987,580
Total Labor Force: 3,026,100
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Number of Manufacturers: 7,695
Manufacturing Jobs: 352,557
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 07.8%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
7%. Exemptions include: Machinery and equipment used to establish a new facility or expand an existing manufacturing facility; replacement machinery and equipment used directly in manufacturing; air pollution abatement equipment; energy including electricity or natural gas used in manufacturing, mining, compounding, processing or producing a product; anodes used in manufacturing or other types of production.

Property Tax:
Assessment rate for utility, industrial and all other real property is 32%. The local property rate is a combination of school, city, county and state levies.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Food and kindred products
13% Transportation equipment
12% Industrial machinery and equipment
10% Fabricated metal products
8% Printing and publishing

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (St. Louis) - 15,200
Cerner Corp. (Kansas City) - 9,000
Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc. (St. Louis) - 5,060
Ford Motor Co., Kansas City Assembly (Kansas City) - 4,590
Hallmark Cards, Inc. (Kansas City) - 3,100
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
St. Louis City - 91,976
Jackson - 65,430
St. Louis - 36,977
Greene - 21,527
St. Charles - 17,595

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
St. Louis - 91,976
Kansas City - 51,155
Springfield - 20,840
St. Joseph - 10,724
Joplin - 8,832

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Enhanced Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
BUILD (Business Use Incentives for Large-Scale Development
Enterprise Zones
Rebuilding Communities Tax Credit Program
Missouri Quality Jobs Program
Chapter 353 Property Tax Abatement
Action Fund Loans
Industrial Infrastructure Grants
Missouri Life Sciences Research Trust Fund
Chapter 100 Bonds (Property tax abatement and sales tax exemption on construction materials)
Missouri Community College New Jobs Training Program
Brownfield Redevelopment Area Tax Credits
Seed Capital Tax Credit Program
Missouri Automotive Jobs Act Tax Incentives
Business Facility Tax Credit Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

St. Joseph Area Chamber Of Commerce
The St. Joseph Economic Development Partnership is a one-stop organization that provides confidential services to assist existing companies expand & promote the location of new companies to the area. Located 35 minutes north of the Kansas City Intl. airport, you can join an impressive mix of National & International companies such as Nestle, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Bayer, Johnson Controls, Hillshire & more that have enjoyed success in an individualized community.
3003 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506 (Map & Aerial View)
(816) 232-4461
(816) 364-4873 Fax

Looking to reach Missouri manufacturers? Access the Missouri Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/15/2014.

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