Quality of Life

Missouri has beautiful seasons and an amazing outdoor economy

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If you are looking for a state that showcases everything great the U.S. has to offer, look no farther than Missouri. Centrally located, Missouri is a microcosm of the U.S. at the heart of America.

Missouri’s low cost of living, natural environment, history and culture, and abundance of local attractions provide our residents with fun and excitement all year round. Missouri’s world-renowned hospitals, safe and predictable weather, low crime rates, and statewide access to utilities and services make us a safe and reliable home for you and your employees.

We are also proud to be the home of two World Championship baseball teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, along with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.

Missouri is also proud to be the home of numerous world-class universities and learning centers. Missouri provides its residents with the highest level of education and innovation.


Missouri is home to 91 state parks and historic sites covering nearly 150,000 acres combined. The parks offer a wide range of activities from camping and hiking, to picnics and historical sites. Missouri has many scenic streams and riverways throughout the state including both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, the two largest rivers in North America. Additionally, according to the Missouri Division of Tourism, Missouri is home to several lake systems including the ultra-popular Lake of the Ozarks, which boasts more than 1,100 miles of coastline, 200 miles more than the Pacific coastline of California.

And Missouri is full of both urban and rural culture. The industrialized cities of St. Louis and Kansas City with their large millennial populations give way to farming communities and picturesque riverfront towns, like Hannibal, the birthplace of Mark Twain.



Nationally recognized symphonies, historic formal gardens, renowned art galleries, and live theater offerings cut a wide artistic arc across Missouri. Missouri has a proud and vibrant history that is carefully preserved in numerous museums and historic sites.

Missouri is home to many wineries, distilleries and breweries, and was at one time the second largest producer of wine in the country. Today, Missouri benefits from numerous wine trails, while also being the home of Anheuser-Busch and boasting a growing craft beer industry.

Branson, the “Live Music Capital of the World” welcomes millions of visitors every year. Branson continues to welcome tourists from across the country and around the world.



Sports and sporting events are a way of life for many all across Missouri. Nearly every corner of the state is represented by one of our major league, minor league, or college teams:

  • Kansas City Royals baseball
  • St. Louis Cardinals baseball
  • Kansas City Chiefs football
  • St. Louis Blues
  • More than 20 college teams ranking from D-3 to the SEC stretching across the state


So, come check out Missouri and find out why we are one of the best places to live in the US.

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In Their Words

From a strategic standpoint, we figured Missouri was the right place to be, because most of our competition was out on the west coast.

— Jeff and Cara Canon / ProEnergy Services