It is no surprise, that with the nation’s seventh largest highway system, three major rivers, nineteen freight railroads, three foreign trade zones, and 99 airports, with two international airports in St. Louis and Kansas City, the transportation industry is the driver of Missouri’s economy. Over 1.2 million jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and tourism rely on this transport system, generating an income base of $8.2 billion.
Transportation and warehousing directly employee over 85,000 people each year which includes the equivalent of 39,397 full-time jobs involved in transportation infrastructure. Missouri’s location makes it a freight nexus for the country with an integrated multimodal system of highways, ports, railroads and air transport.
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The food service industry faces a number of unique challenges as a result of COVID-19. These resources can help.
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