In 2013, Missouri was named the “Best Trails State” in the nation by American Trails, and the south central region figured heavily in that decision. As home to significant portions of the Mark Twain National Forest, the 12-county area is known for its bubbling springs and forested hills. Over one hundred miles of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways afford visitors almost countless recreational opportunities. The area’s 300+ caves attract the truly adventurous!
Business costs and living costs are lower in this region than in other parts of the state, but little is compromised. The area is has excellent highway access via US 60, 63, 67 and 160. Class I rail service is provided by BNSF and UP. The region is about an hour by truck from the Southeast Missouri Port.
Companies in Missouri’s South Central Region share the state’s business benefits:
- Low business costs and taxes
- An above-average, below-market work force
- A low cost of living
- A strong transportation network:
- Highways 60, 63, 67 and 160
- Class I rail via BNSF and UP
- Regional airports
- Mississippi River access nearby