Missouri has many different and distinct regions, and at its center is one of the most vibrant of them all. The Columbia and Jefferson City region of Missouri sits at the center of the state, and is anchored by the University of Missouri in Columbia and the State Capital in Jefferson City. The region is known for its uniquely skilled and educated population combined with a strong Midwestern work ethic.
The health innovation, information technology, financial and professional services, advanced manufacturing and agtech industries are broadly represented throughout the region. Major employers include Cargill, IBM, Kraft Foods, State Farm Insurance, Veterans United Home Loans, Unilever and more.
The Columbia and Jefferson City region has seen companies such as Hartmann US, a global food packaging manufacturer, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dana Light Axle Products, and American Discovery Textile Manufacturing expand and grow in the past year, bringing more than 300 new jobs to the ever growing region. Additionally, Columbia, Missouri has been named the 8th best city in the U.S. for entrepreneurs.
The Columbia and Jefferson City region boasts a very unique and talented workforce. The region has a rich agricultural history as well as being home to the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia, Missouri, and its science and technology campus in Rolla, Missouri. This combination has produced many of the world-class agricultural innovators that led to Missouri earning its role as the global leader in agtech; as well as producing a steady stream of talent across the advanced manufacturing, energy, IT sectors and more.
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