State Steering Committee
State Quick Facts
Owner, Dave Griggs’ Flooring America
Owner, Heartland Forest Consulting
President, Associated Industries of Missouri
Sales & Service Representative, Mutual of Omaha
Owner, BrandMe! Media
Executive State Director, Missouri Grocers Association
President, Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce
The Show Me State
Gross State Product:
Total Nonfarm Employment:
Eric Greitens (R)
Claire McCaskill (D), Roy Blunt (R)
Support For Local Business
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO): “Families and workers in Missouri and nationwide are still struggling to find good-paying jobs. Washington needs to get serious about passing real solutions to create more economic opportunity and certainty for businesses to invest, hire, and grow jobs. ”
(Senator Roy Blunt, “NFIB Honors Senator Blunt With ‘Guardian Of Small Business’ Award,” Press Release, 9/18/14)
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO): “Small businesses — which create two out of every three American jobs — are an engine for job growth that we’ve got to support and sustain.”
(Senator Claire McCaskill, “Sen. McCaskill right about small business job creation,” PolitiFact, 3/17/17)
Missouri’s 5515,227 small businesses represent 99.4% of all employers in the state and employ 1.1 million workers.
Women-owned businesses make up 162,600 of Missouri small businesses.
Veteran-owned businesses make up 49,100 of Missouri small businesses.
A total of 6,089 companies, which operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from Missouri .
Missouri exports totaled $14 billion in 2016, with products and services going to over 190 countries.
Ten Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Show Me State.