Quality of Life

Missouri has beautiful seasons and an amazing outdoor economy

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Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted in Missouri

There might be some states that can offer a few items on your checklist, but more often than not you’ll find that most places can’t deliver everything that you’re looking for. Before you give up hope on your search, it’s time to take a look at what the great state of Missouri has to offer for your business (and the people who run it). Centrally located in the Midwest, Missouri is a microcosm of everything that makes our country one of the best places to live in the world. Between the low cost of living, magnificent natural environment, and rich history and culture, there’s plenty of reasons you’ll fall in love with the Show-Me state. Our beautiful state boasts benefits including:

  • World-renowned hospitals
  • Safe, predictable weather
  • Innovative, industry-leading businesses
  • Low crime rates
  • Statewide access to utilities and services
  • Exceptional education, including several world-class universities
  • An abundance of local attractions that provide year-round fun
  • Exceptional professional and collegiate-level sports teams

Outdoor Economy

Home to 91 state parks and historic sites, Missouri offers nearly 160,000 combined acres of beautiful outdoor spaces. Our parks offer a wide range of activities to satisfy the nature lover in you. Whether you’re a day hiker or looking to camp out for the weekend, you’ll find everything that you’re looking for right here in Missouri. We’re also home to many scenic streams and riverways throughout the state, including the two largest rivers in North America: the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Additionally, according to the Missouri Division of Tourism, Missouri is home to several lake systems including the ever-popular Lake of the Ozarks. Boasting more than 1,100 miles of coastline (200 miles more than the Pacific coastline of California), you won’t find a more breathtaking place to spend a long, holiday weekend.


Art and Culture

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 full of both urban and rural culture. The industrialized cities of St. Louis and Kansas City are home to young, brimming populations of talented workers and culturally-active citizens. Just beyond their city limits, they give way to vibrant communities and picturesque riverfront towns, like Hannibal, the birthplace of Mark Twain, and Branson, once labeled the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Missouri is also 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.



Looking to spend an evening at the ballpark with friends and family? Missouri is home to several world-class professional and collegiate-level teams. 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:

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

Have more questions about why Missouri is the right place to move your business? Reach out to our team at Missouri Partnership.

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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.

— ProEnergy Services / Jeff and Cara Canon