Why Missouri?

Missouri has many assets for companies like yours looking to expand or locate in the Show-Me State. From a business climate that encourages growth to a highly skilled workforce and exceptional transportation and infrastructure system, Missouri offers a variety of unique business advantages. Read on to learn more about why you should do business in Missouri. If you are considering a relocation to our state, contact the Missouri Partnership. If you are a Missouri business looking for ways to expand contact the Department of Economic Development.

Missouri’s business environment is proven to help businesses grow and succeed in the Show-Me State:

Missouri has a nationally recognized, low-cost and pro-business environment:

Missouri has a robust transportation and infrastructure system:

Missouri has a large, highly-skilled workforce:

Growing business at home and abroad

Missouri Internet Connectivity

Home to some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, Missouri makes it easier to tap into global markets and serve clients around the world. In fact, Missouri’s most concentrated industry is Internet Search Providers, Search Portals, and Data Processing, providing the high tech infrastructure that allows companies to grow and succeed in a competitive economy.

Accolades

  • Missouri has the 2nd fastest average internet download speed in the U.S., with an average speed of 36.7 Mbps
  • Missouri has the 14th fastest average internet upload speed in the U.S., with an average speed of 10.5 Mbps
  • Of major metropolitan areas, Kansas City has the fastest download speed in the U.S. (7th fastest city in the world), with average download speed of 66.7 Mbps
  • Of major metropolitan areas, Kansas City has the fastest upload speed in the U.S. (5th fastest city in the world), with average download speed of 66.7 Mbps
  • Eight Missouri cities rank in the top 100 with fastest average internet download speeds: Grandview (10) at 111.48 Mbps, Tipton (25) at 66.94 Mbps, Kansas City (26) at 66.71 Mbps, Belton (35) at 61.93 Mbps, Pacific (65) at 54.73 Mbps, Marshall (68) at 54.51 Mbps, Pevely (75) at 54.03 Mbps, O’Fallon (96)at 52.62 Mpbs.
  • Five Missouri cities rank in the top 100 with fastest average internet upload speeds: Grandview (4) at 108.47 Mbps, Marshall (10) at 65.15 Mbps, Tipton (11) at 64.37 Mbps, Kansas City (14) at 56.95 Mbps, and Belton (21) at 49.09 Mbps.

Major internet service providers

  • Google Fiber
  • CO-MO Comm
  • Charter Communications
  • Xspedius Communications Co.
  • Comcast
  • Mediacom Cable
  • Cable One
  • Springnet
  • Fidelity Communication International
  • Suddenlink Communications
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Missouri Network Alliance, LLC
  • AT&T U-Verse
  • Big River Telephone
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wildblue Communications
  • AT&T
  • CenturyLink
  • Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation
  • Fairpoint Communications
  • Windstream Communications
  • AT&T DSL
  • Clear Wireless
  • Imagination
  • University of Central Missouri