NASA’s space program, including the Curiosity rover currently driving across Mars wouldn’t be possible without Missouri? It’s true. Missouri-made batteries provide NASA the power it needs to explore in space.
Missouri is home to leading developers and producers of batteries for the defense, space, automotive, and consumer industries. We are in the top three states for battery production and a leading developer of next-generation lithium batteries in the U.S., and that is only one piece of Missouri’s energy solutions industry.
Batteries, solar and wind energy, and energy storage all encompass this growing Missouri industry. Missouri is already home to a large base of energy companies, including EaglePicher, SunEdison, 3M, Emerson Electric and Milbank Manufacturing.
Missouri’s low cost of energy, combined with low cost of living and doing business, positions Missouri as a prime location for manufacturers in the energy sector, and Missouri’s location and extensive logistics infrastructure make it simple and efficient to ship energy-related products around the world.
Both solar and wind energy companies find Missouri to be a very attractive market for expansion. Missouri’s solar market has grown faster than the national average from 2009-2013. Meanwhile, Northwest Missouri is located on the edge of the wind belt making it a stellar location for investing in the wind industry supply chain.
Missouri’s energy talent is leading the way in energy storage development at research facilities such as the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri S&T, the Missouri Center for Advanced Power Systems, the Center for Physical and Power Electronics at the University of Missouri and the Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. All of this makes Missouri a prime location to grow your company in the energy industry.
For more information on Missouri’s energy solutions industry check out our industry webpage, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.