Whether you are a startup or an established company there is one building block that remains essential for success: highly skilled and available talent.
With more than 3 million educated workers, Missouri’s talent pool is deep, specialized and experienced in our state’s key growth areas including advanced manufacturing, agtech and logistics. And Missouri is home to top-flight universities such as the University of Missouri – Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla and many more.
It is this combination of highly skilled and available talent makes Missouri stand out as a growing market for businesses, according to an article on VentureBeat.com.
“There are over 7,500 graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis,” said the article. “Many of those students attend the university’s outstanding science, math, and engineering programs. Combined, there are nearly 8,000 more graduate students at the nearby campuses of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the private St. Louis University. That is more than 15,000 graduate students, all working within miles of each other and, in some instances, mere blocks from the city’s Cortex Innovation Community.”
In Missouri, we understand that an educated and trained workforce is essential to success. As a result, Missouri offers traditional and non-traditional training options for workers and companies that allow employers to recruit a workforce that is customized to fit their needs.
Our trained and skilled workforce is creative and innovative with a strong pro-business work ethic, a deep and educated agricultural heritage, and a strong financial and technology acumen. And our colleges specialize in training our workforce for medical research, cybersecurity, financial services, plant science and more.
Home to more than 50 certified work ready communities, Missouri employees are hard working, conscientious, engage in workforce training opportunities and have a proven ability to adjust to technology and workforce evolution.
For more information on Missouri’s highly skilled workforce 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.