Missouri has No. 1 state economic development organization in the U.S

Missouri has the best state economic development organization for 2014 according to the American Economic Development Institute (AEDI) and Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc.

The “Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations” report is based in large part on the AEDI/Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study, on which Missouri ranks at No. 8. The Pro-Business States study, now in it’s 11th edition, examines 32 factors relative to state efforts to be pro-business. It is considered to be the most comprehensive and impartial examination of states available.

“American companies, if they are to survive in a global economy, must be located in the most pro-business locations possible,” Ronald R. Pollina, Chairman of AEDI and President of Pollina Corporate Real Estate, said. “It is for these reasons we are placing the spotlight on those state economic development organizations that have excelled at their job.”

AEDI is a nonpartisan public policy and economics research institution whose mission is to improve the American economy by fostering economic growth and prosperity through employment creation and international trade.

Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., is a global, full service brokerage and consulting firm representing corporations, communities and states in real estate and economic development matters.