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5 reasons Missouri is right for health sciences and services

Missouri is home to some of the most prestigious hospitals, medical schools and health services companies in the country. The state’s six medical schools include Washington University in St. Louis, ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Established organizations such as the Missouri Technology Corporation support innovations in the health science sector to advance the health and well being of all. 

1. Missouri's got talent!



2. Missouri really is more pro-business than other Midwestern states.

  • Missouri has remained in Pollina Corporate Real Estate's Top 10 Pro-Business states for five years.
  • Missouri is tax-friendly! The state has no inventory tax and low property taxes, ranking 7th in the U.S. for the latter (Tax Foundation). 
  • Missouri has maintained a AAA bond rating for over 50 years.

3. Missouri puts you close to customers and suppliers.

  • Missouri's central location provides efficient access to both coasts.
  • Missouri is within 600 miles of 50% of U.S. households and 53% of U.S. manufacturing establishments.
  • Missouri is just one day's drive from seven of the fastest-growing metros in the country.
  • Missouri is bordered by eight states – tied with Tennessee for the most of any U.S. state.

4. Missouri "gets" health sciences and services companies. Look who's already here!

  • Cerner Corporation (HQ Kansas City) is the leading U.S. provider of health care information technology solutions.
  • Express Scripts (HQ St. Louis) is a pharmacy benefit management firm that processes prescription drug claims and manages drug plans.
  • Lumeris (St. Louis) develops and deploys cloud-based technologies and business practices that connect and transition physicians, patients, hospitals and health plans into “accountable delivery systems”—systems proven to deliver better health care at lower costs.

5. Missouri is home to many notable health services providers.

Top ranked hospitals in Missouri include:

Other major Missouri hospitals include:
Boone Hospital Center (Columbia)
CoxHealth (Springfield)
Freeman Hospital (Joplin)
Fulton State Hospital
Heartland Health (St. Joseph)
Mercy Springfield
Mercy St. Louis
Missouri Baptist Medical Center (St. Louis)

Hospitals cont'd:
North Kansas City Hospital
St. Louis University Hospital
St. Luke's Hospital (Chesterfield)
St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City)
SSM Health Mid-Missouri (Jefferson City)
Southeast Hospital (Cape Girardeau)
University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia)


Other major health sciences and services companies:
Centene Corporation
Cerner Corporation
Express Scripts


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