One of the most important factors to consider when expanding your business in a new location, at least for your future employees, is quality of life. Factors such as housing costs and quality of the healthcare available are important in drawing in new talent to an area.
Missouri’s low cost of living, natural environment, history and culture, and abundance of local attractions provide our residents with fun and excitement all year round. In fact, according to USA Today’s “10 Best”, Missouri is home to the best aquarium, zoo, and one of the top botanical gardens in North America.
Wonders of Wildlife, located in Springfield, Missouri, was named the “2018 Best Aquarium”, and was highlighted for its 1.5 miles of immersive galleries featuring 4D dioramas and a new 1.5-million-gallon aquarium. The attraction was also recently named “2017’s Best New Attraction,” by USA Today.
USA Today also named St. Louis Zoo the “Best Zoo in North America” for the second year in a row. The website also named the 90-acre zoo the “America’s Best free Attraction” for the past two years. The St. Louis Zoo exhibits more than 600 species of animals representing every continent and major biome on the planet.
And the fun doesn’t stop there in Missouri. USA Today named the Missouri Botanical Garden as the third “Best Botanical Garden in the U.S.” The Missouri Botanical Garden, the oldest continuously operated botanical garden in the nation, was founded in 1859 as a center for conservation and education. Today, the 79-acre garden includes Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden and one of the largest collections of rare and endangered orchids on the planet.
What all of this means is that Missouri not only will provide you with a great place to do business, but also with a great place to live.
For more information on Missouri’s world-class quality of life check out our webpage or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.