What the research revealed:
Without a competitive business climate, Missouri cannot win the global war for economic prosperity.
Gallup dug deeply into key areas that impact Missouri’s business climate. Gallup found that less than one in four employers is satisfied with Missouri’s litigation climate, tax environment or government regulations.
Specifically, in the area of tax, the Gallup survey revealed that 10 percent of businesses in Missouri believe that Missouri’s tax environment is their biggest obstacle to growth. That statistic is slightly higher than a national survey conducted by Gallup-Wells Fargo, which put that number at 7 percent.