Missouri is the global leader in the food and agtech industries. More than half of the world’s animal health industry sales come from companies in Missouri. With research taking place across the entire state in dozens of our innovation communities, companies are utilizing our exceptional resources to grow their business.
Agriculture is an $94 billion industry in Missouri, and our agtech workforce consists of more than 456,000 people. So much agricultural product is shipped via river barge from the St. Louis region that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is known as the “Ag Coast of America.”
Missouri plays a leading role in agricultural production and food manufacturing around the world. With ample supplies of rice, soybeans, corn, sorghum, and livestock including cattle, turkeys, and hogs, the Show-Me state is in the best position possible to help companies succeed in the food and beverage industry. That explains why we’re home to more than 400 food companies – and that number is growing.
The renowned Anheuser-Busch family of beers is headquartered in Missouri. Our state gives your company immediate access to global markets, extensive distribution options, a friendly regulatory environment, and access to a diverse customer base.