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What MU Can Do For You

The University of Missouri offers businesses access to resources such as faculty expertise and research capabilities, state-of-the-art facilities, skilled graduates, an extensive alumni network, strong industry relations and an international presence.

Let us show you our value:

A Team of Experts

Businesses partnering with Mizzou can gain access to:

  • A single point of contact through the Office of Economic Development.
  • Meeting space for businesses and on-campus contacts.
  • A high-level administrative response team that can help ensure responsiveness and delivery of requested services and programs, meeting periodically with business administrators to provide a continuous communication network

Workforce Development and Education

Mizzou can provide:

  • Recruiting support for new and experienced scientific, engineering, management and technical employees.
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate students to fill internships, co-op needs and employment opportunities.


Mizzou offers access to credit and non-credit programs through:

Conference Facilities and Services

Mizzou's conferencing capabilities include:

  • Complete conference planning and coordination services on or off campus through the MU Conference Office
  • Videoconferencing facilities on campus, at the Mizzou Center and around the state through select MU Extension offices.

Research and Discovery Benefits

A business or organization's relationship with MU may include:

  • A master research agreement covering contractual aspects of the relationship, which can facilitate multiple projects businesses may pursue with MU.
  • Joint leveraging of research-and-development capabilities to aid in solving problems quickly and possibly in acquiring competitive federal funds.
  • Direct access to the University of Missouri’s vast library system, which offers collections considered among the best in the country. 
  • Access to research facilities, including state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories if such use does not conflict with university research and/or educational programs.

Why Missouri?

  • Missouri ranked first in the North West Central Region for new facilities and expansions in 2013. (Site Selection Magazine)
  • Commercial electricity costs are 15% lower than the U.S. average, at 8.72 cents/kWh (EIA, 2013).
  • A better overall tax climate for business than most of its surrounding states, including Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma, as well as the 7th best property tax index in the U.S. & 7th best corporate income tax index in the U.S. (Tax Foundation)
  • Missouri is one of only eight states to receive the highest bond rating by all three rating agencies — Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poors and Moody’s Investor Service — in 2011.
  • Eleven Missouri companies were included in 2011's Fortune 500: Express Scripts, Emerson Electric, Monsanto, Reinsurance Group of America, Ameren, Charter Communications, Peabody Energy, Smurfit-Stone Container, O'Reilly Automotive, Graybar Electric and Centene.
  • Missouri has the fourth-most diversified economy in the U.S., with a GDP of more than $244 billion (BEA) and exports totaling more than $12.9 billion (WiserTRADE).

From Missouri Partnership.

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