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When you’re looking to expand or relocate your financial services or professional support business, it’s imperative that you choose a location that’s proven it can help companies similar to yours. Missouri is already home to the top financial services companies in America. Why move to an environment that doesn’t work in tandem with what you want to achieve? If you work in financial or professional services, Missouri is the perfect place to watch your business soar. With nearly five percent of the workforce here working in financial services (more than 125,000), you can be confident that this is a place that makes things happen.

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We’re proud that our great state is home to the second-highest concentration of financial securities brokerage firms among major US metropolitan areas. We also take our position as a global leader in the reinsurance industry seriously, and we can’t wait for your team to come and join something great. IIn fact, Missouri is home to more than 9 percent of U.S. reinsurance industry employees and reinsurance companies headquartered, or with a presence, in Missouri account for 33 percent of U.S. reinsurance industry revenues. Missouri’s 50+ years of AAA bond ratings are representative of our solid financial acumen and stable financial foundations. We’re also the only state that two different federal reserve banks call home. When you expand or relocate your business to the Show-Me state, some of your neighbors will include:

World-Class Financial Services Talent Training and Support

With nearly 40 colleges and universities offering bachelor’s degrees or higher in Finance, Financial Management, and Accounting, Missouri is one of the best locations possible to find the right talent for your financial services. Plus Missouri One Start can deliver the customized workforce training your company needs to meet its talent needs.

And when it comes to professional services technical support, Missouri shines. Whether your business needs are IT-related, including data center in our underground facilities, or you simply want to explore our low operating costs, Missouri offers several business-friendly incentives that can help you flourish in a new environment. We’re also home to many Certified Work Ready Communities and innovative programs such as LaunchCode and Claim Academy. Whether you are a financial or professional services firm or in need of technical back office support, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Missouri. Reach out to our team today, and jumpstart your process toward a more successful tomorrow, today.

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In Their Words

Today there are more financial services firms headquartered in St. Louis than in any other city in the U.S. besides New York. That’s okay. Good competitors make you better.

— Edward Jones / Jim Weddle

Over nine decades, our employees in St. Louis have played a crucial role in the growth of our firm, from both a local and global perspective.

— Cushman & Wakefield / Joseph Stettinius

I’m not sure what my expectations were, but I’ve been surprised by the talent of the pool we’ve got to work with in the local area, and by ‘the local area’ I mean not only Columbia, but St. Louis, Kansas City, and Rolla.

— IBM / Jim Chapdelaine

One of our top executives was working for us out in Los Altos, California. And he came to us and said,’Please let me move there.’ He’s been in Kansas City 3 or 4 years now, and he loves it. I don’t think you could get him to leave.

— Handmark / Augie Grasis III

We train displaced workers in rural Missouri for today's IT jobs to keep those jobs in the country. Missouri incentives got us started. The work ethic of our employees keeps us going.

— Onshore Outsourcing / Shane Mayes

We have some untapped, unrealized potential here. If there’s anyplace that’s going to take the lead in the global marketplace, it’s going to be St. Louis. St. Louis is visionary, open-minded.

— World Wide Technology / David Steward

The work ethic here is really good. People come in and work hard. They’re used to working hard before we hire them.

— Jack Henry & Associates / Jack Prim

I've lived in a lot of places, and there is a difference here in how people conduct themselves. There is a strong work ethic and friendliness that I haven't found elsewhere.

— Triumph Pharmaceuticals / Dr. Susanne Cohen

One Call utilizes clinical oversight to help create better outcomes for employers and injured workers, so making sure we can hire and train candidates in Springfield who can provide this kind of specialized service was critical to our decision. Finding an available ‘plug and play’ building in Springfield meant we could fast track our new service center for our customers.

— One Call Care Management / Chris Watson

Square is proud to be from St. Louis and thrilled to expand our presence here, where we’ve exceeded our growth expectations thanks to the wealth of local talent. St. Louis is home to tens of thousands of Square sellers and we’re thankful for the support of our city and state partners in furthering their growth. We’re excited for what’s ahead.

— Square / Jim McKelvey

We are pleased to be expanding into Kansas City, a vibrant community made up of thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, and top-notch health care. A diverse, highly-educated workforce, an affordable cost of living and numerous cultural amenities make Kansas City a very desirable place to live and work.

— TrialCard / Mark Bouck

A robust experienced talent pool made O’Fallon, Missouri, the perfect location for our expansion. Opening an operation center in Missouri was the next logical step in making sure we can exceed our clients’ expectations every day.

— Cenlar / Gregory Tornquist