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Missouri Cities Rank Among Best in US for Recent College Grads

Cities across Missouri have been getting a lot of attention lately, especially when it comes to attractiveness for recent college graduates. Self Financial ranked St. Louis and Kansas City among the best-paying cities for recent college grads, and home services firm Porch ranked Jefferson City, Kansas City and St. Louis among the best places to move after college.

Self Financial, which provides credit-building services, analyzed earnings data from the U.S. Census Bureau and cost of living data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis for its study. St. Louis ranked 2nd on the list, boosted by the city’s low cost of living, and Kansas City rounded out the top 3.

Researchers at Porch analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Bureau of Economic Analysis, and ranked both small and midsized metros, as well as large metros. Jefferson City, Missouri, topped the list of the best small and midsize metros to move after college. Among large metros, St. Louis ranked 2nd and Kansas City ranked 8th.

Missouri has seen strong growth in talent and workforce development in recent years. Companies looking for a diverse and educated talent pool in industries including advanced manufacturing, agtech, and financial and professional services will find that talent ready and available in Missouri.

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