For years, Missouri talent has driven automotive manufacturing into the future with significant investment from Ford and GM.
Whether it’s Ford’s award winning F-150’s and Transit vans built in Claycomo, Missouri, or the more than $1 billion in investment by GM in their Wentzville, Missouri, facility where they build every Chevrolet Colorado, Missouri is a world leader in automotive manufacturing and talent.
Now, with the state’s economy reopened for business under Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” program, Missouri’s automotive manufacturing industry is back to work.
There has never been a better time for automotive manufacturing companies and their suppliers to set up shop in Missouri. Last year, Governor Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law, making Missouri one of the most attractive states for automotive manufacturing investment.
“This legislation gives us the tools we need to be more competitive and shows companies everywhere that Missouri is open for business,” said Governor Parson. “We’re excited about this great step forward and will continue to invest in Missouri workers, help companies grow, and keep quality jobs here in our state.”
Missouri’s workforce already builds more than 776,000 trucks and vans each year at the Ford and GM plants in Missouri. These facilities are strategically located on the North American Automotive Alley that stretches from Toronto to Mexico City. Additionally, the Kansas City, Missouri, region is the second largest automotive trade hub behind Detroit according to the Brookings Institute.
Combine this with our business-supporting regulatory environment, our ability to get goods efficiently anywhere in the world via rail, river, road, air or sea, our four percent corporate tax rate, and the fact that we can provide amazing customized training and recruitment to build your workforce and it’s easy to see why we are one of the top states for workforce development.
Your success as an automotive manufacturer or supplier is looking good in Missouri.