What the research revealed:
Gallup’s research also focused on the infrastructure that Missouri’s business community needs to grow and be competitive. The research revealed that basic infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, is a prevalent concern of employers, especially industries that depend on roads and airports for the movement of goods. Gallup concluded that, “business owners that operate day-to-day in the state feel aging infrastructure as an increasing challenge for their operations.” Respondents were 61 percent satisfied with their access to technology as compared to only 37 percent satisfaction with basic infrastructure, including roads. Transportation was one of the few areas where responses differed based on geography. The Gallup research showed that business owners in the St. Louis area were more satisfied with transportation infrastructure than those in other areas of the state.