Missouri Offers Silicon Valley Companies More

Are you tired of the high business taxes and red tape in California? Are you looking for a new place to grow your business? If so, say goodbye to endless traffic, expensive housing, a dwindling talent pool, and say hello to us here in Missouri.

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Oh, hey there! We’re excited to meet you! We’re a state that can give you More – because you deserve it!

Logos of Centene, Microsoft, H&R Block, Oracle Cerner, RGA, NGA, Emerson, IBM, Square, and Expedia

More Global Business Powerhouses

Missouri is home to dynamic and innovative companies that are changing the future – everyday. Companies like Cerner, Emerson Electric, Expedia, Square, NGA and RGA are here along with many other innovators. We have 700+ international companies operating here. This means you’ll have plenty of diverse potential clients and partners when you start doing business in Missouri. We are the consummate networkers, giving you access to the C-Suite across the entire state.

More Business Success

Isn’t paying all those California taxes fun? Yeah, we didn’t think so. In Missouri, our 4% corporate tax rate is less than half of the 8.84% you pay in California. So, while you’re shelling out all your money for taxes, businesses in Missouri are taking theirs to the bank.

“Square is proud to be from Missouri and thrilled to expand our presence here, where we’ve exceeded our growth expectations thanks to the wealth of local talent.” – Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and Director
Opened first Missouri office in 2015 and has experienced tremendous success in the state

Missouri corporate income tax rate: 4%. California corporate tax rate: 8.84%

In Missouri, you can forget the egos and complications that come with doing business in California. Here, we’re no-nonsense. State government focuses on infrastructure, workforce development, and keeping costs low, all while staying out of the way so that you can actually do business. Connect with us today so we can show you how Missouri can deliver More business success for you and your team.

More Talent

Tired of fighting over the shrinking talent pool in Silicon Valley? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve made it our mission to foster a tech talent pool in Missouri that rivals any state in the U.S. With training programs like Missouri One Start and Apprenticeship Missouri (one of the most successful apprenticeship programs in the country), we work hard to keep More talent upskilled so that more companies can move forward.

“Accenture Federal Services started talking about where we should go to attract net-new talent, as well as top tech talent, and St. Louis quickly rose to the top.” – Molly Ketcham, Managing Director – Strategic Planning & Operations
AFS announced plans to open a new center with 1,400 new jobs

High quality of life for your employees, low labor costs for you. Forbes quality of life rankings: Missouri 7th, California 27th. Average wages for tech jobs: Kansas City $82,000, St. Louis $85,000, San Francisco $125,000.

Flight times from Missouri: San Franciso 4 hours, Austin 2 hours, New York 2.5 hours.

More Access 

Who enjoys the long flights and early morning calls that come with living in Silicon Valley and doing business with companies on the east coast? Not us. Missouri’s central location makes it the perfect place for companies doing business on both coasts and everywhere in between. Several airports across the state provide nonstop access to more than 70 domestic and international destinations.

“We came [from Silicon Valley], we didn’t expect much, and we stayed because it’s the best place in the country to start a business and grow a business.” – Amit Kothari, Tallyfy CEO
Relocated to Missouri from Silicon Valley in 2015

More Money in Your Pocket

Paid your rent yet this month? With the nation’s sixth-lowest cost of living, Missouri puts More money in your pocket. Live the great life in Missouri, at Midwest prices. With a median home price of less than $260,000, you can actually afford home ownership. Vibrant urban life, peaceful rural, or relaxing lake living – the choice is yours.

Running your business from Missouri is affordable, too. We offer lower costs to startup, competitively priced talent, and a business ecosystem committed to your success. Our AAA bond rating means the state is careful with your money. In Missouri, you’re never far from the amenities or the business success you crave, and there’s always More money in your pocket.

Cost of living index for housing: St. Louis: 71.0, Springfield: 72.0, Columbia: 77.4, Kansas City: 87.1, San Francisco: 354.8

More Natural Beauty and Adventure

 Do you really want to drive an hour or more to experience the outdoors? In Missouri, adventure awaits you the moment you step out your front door. Spend less time in rush hour and have extra time to enjoy More of the great life in Missouri, with an all-access pass to outdoor adventures, arts, culture, sports and more.

Diverse offerings include rivers, lakes, caves and 91 state parks and historic sites for activities like fishing, camping, hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, boating, swimming, kayaking or canoeing. The Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri boasts 1,150 miles of shoreline – more than the entire coast of California.

Think you’ll miss out on the various sports teams in California? Well, in Missouri we trade quantity for quality – championship quality. Missouri is home to the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, and the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, earning our state a reputation as the State of Champions.

And culture. We have it. From the St. Louis Symphony to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. From the top-rated St. Louis Zoo to Branson, the “Live Show Capital of the World,” we have what you need to enhance every aspect of your life.

Average commute time: California 30 minutes, Missouri 24 minutes

More Connections Made Easy

Tired of being a little fish in a big pond? Missouri is a prime location for businesses to grow, with easy access to investors, mentors and talent – in the heart of America. In Missouri, our Midwest attitude lets us think as a team first. This means you’ll be surrounded by businesses that will work with you to ensure your company succeeds. And a member of our team will be with you every step of the way.

“[Since moving from Los Angeles,] We’ve met several angel groups, investor groups, and venture capital firms. Getting meetings with people we want to meet is very easy. People answer their phones and invite you to meet with them quickly.” – Stephen Seaman, SwipeSum Co-Founder and COO
Relocated HQ to Missouri from California in 2019

More Than Expected

Missouri is a top ranked state for business, offering More opportunities to grow, with minimal costs and a low-risk environment. Missouri boasts a reputation as an affordable destination for both work and for life, offering an all-access pass to natural beauty, a large and diverse talent pool, minimal regulations, a low cost of living, and access to global companies that is unparalleled in California.

“I was delighted with the vibrant community here in Kansas City and believe it is the perfect place for Scollar to rapidly scale in the U.S. and globally.” – CEO and Co-Founder Lisa Tamayo
Relocated to Missouri from Silicon Valley in 2019

 We want you to see for yourself just how much More you can get in Missouri. Call or text our CEO, Subash Alias, at 314.308.1990 or plug in your information on our contact form. Don’t be shy – we’re waiting to hear from you so we can show you just how much More Missouri can offer you.