Trade, transportation, and utilities industries are important to Missouri business, where Kansas City and St. Louis serve as trade and transportation hubs to the state. Business services are another growing sector, as well as sales and marketing, since retail and sales franchises form an important part of the state's overall business economy. A number of Fortune 500 businesses have their headquarters in Missouri, including:
- H&R Block
- A.G. Edwards
- O'Reilly Automotive
- AMC Entertainment
Missouri Business Career Outlook
The financial activities industry has seen a lot of growth in Missouri, further increasing the importance of sales, business management and related degree programs. Educational and health services businesses have also seen growth, with management, manufacturing, and service operations leading the way within the industry.