Kansas City, Missouri, is the third best city in the U.S. for remote workers, according to a recent study. The study looked at factors including cost of living, availability of high-speed internet, and the number of coworking spaces per 100,000 people.
As the world works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic impact, companies from Facebook to Google are looking at remote work as a key to the future. Here in Missouri, companies are embracing remote work for their employees. For example, Square’s Missouri office, which recently announced plans to increase its workforce from 500 to 1,400 people, continues to see growth in the region and has announced long-term work from home policies for its employees.
Global Workplace Analytics estimates that 56% of the U.S. workforce currently holds jobs that are compatible with long-term remote work. In fact, Missouri is key to the future of remote work in many ways.
As social distancing and remote work continues to be a major part of our lives moving forward, the ability of employees to work remotely will become a major factor for companies looking to hire. Missouri stands ready to offer employees all of the amenities they need to succeed; at a fraction of the price they would pay on the coasts. Combine that with our world-class quality of life and it is no wonder that Missouri is viewed as the place where innovation and nature meet right at your front door.
Missouri’s Kansas City region sits on the Missouri River, at the crossroads of four major interstates, three major highways and five Class 1 rail lines, and is served by the Kansas City International Airport. The region is known for its vibrant quality of life with the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, downtown and midtown entertainment and shopping districts, and an affinity for fine jazz and delicious food.