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25. Missouri

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Missouri Score and Ranking

CATEGORY  2022 SCORE  2022 RANK 2021 RANK  2022 GRADE 
WORKFORCE1544945F
INFRASTRUCTURE2341025B+
COST OF DOING BUSINESS25515A+
ECONOMY1891710C+
LIFE, HEALTH & INCLUSION894647F
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION1401924C+
BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS823623D
EDUCATION872722C+
ACCESS TO CAPITAL242922C-
COST OF LIVING4565A
OVERALL12992525

Economic Profile

Governor: Mike Parson, Republican

Population: 6,168,187

GDP growth (Q1 2022): -1.9%

Unemployment rate (May 2022): 3.1%

Top corporate tax rate: 4%

Top individual income tax rate: 5.4%

Gasoline tax: 19.92 cents/gallon

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

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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