Manufacturing is one of the major industries in Missouri. The state has a developed advanced manufacturing industry and a suitable business environment that makes it attractive to entrepreneurs and investors.
In 2018, manufacturers in Missouri accounted for 12.82% ($40.74 billion) of the total output in the state, employing 9.5% of the workforce. In addition, the sector employed 273,000 Missourians with an average annual wage of $58,359.
The COVID-19 pandemic has indirectly affected the manufacturing sector, especially, those manufacturers that depend on workers whose jobs cannot be carried out remotely. About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a financial impact on their business. The majority of those in the manufacturing sector (53%) expect COVID-19 to impact their operations.
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Entrepreneurs’ and Small Business Recommendation Guide for Covid-19
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Supply Chain Management
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Your Manufacturing Processes
Featured Industry Resources
The manufacturing industry faces a number of unique challenges as a result of COVID-19. These resources can help.
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