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22. Missouri

Show me low costs and good infrastructure in the Show Me State, and I’ll show you high crime and untrained workers.

George Kavallines | CNBC
Category
Score
2017 Rank
2016 Rank
Workforce 217 43 49
Infrastructure 204 11 9
Cost of Doing Business 213 17 14
Economy 185 18 34 (Tie)
Quality of Life 99 46 49
Technology & Innovation 126 22 25
Education 125 15 (Tie) 14 (Tie)
Business Friendliness 86 23 15 (Tie)
Access to Capital 62 20 (Tie) 20
Cost of Living 40 11 11
Overall 1357 22 31

Economic Profile

Governor: Eric Greitens, Republican

Population: 6,093,000

GDP growth (Q4 2016): 1.5 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2017): 3.9 percent

Top corporate tax rate: 6.25 percent

Top individual income tax rate: 6 percent

Gasoline tax: 17.30 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook (Moody's, S&P): Aaa, AAA stable

Major private employers: Wal-Mart, The Boeing Company, Monsanto Company

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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