Economic Development


JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI centrally located in the middle of the United States, is a great place to live, work and play.

The city offers a vibrant market for job growth, with a low cost of living, and a high quality of life. Jefferson City, located on the banks of the Missouri River, was voted “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally.

Located in the heart of Missouri, Jefferson City has a population of 44,170 with the metro population of more than 155,000 including four counties: Callaway, Cole, Moniteau and Osage Counties. With a cost of living index of 89%, well below the national average, Jefferson City residents and businesses enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with the opportunity to invest in the future.

Jefferson City, the seat of Cole County, is home of the Missouri Legislature, Missouri Supreme Court, and many offices that house various state departments. As the state capital, Jefferson City attracts and retains a highly skilled and educated workforce. More than 20 different industry sectors make up the economic base of Jefferson City, including government, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, hospitality and education. The city assures a strong pool of talent for area businesses and continues to attract new businesses resulting in new job growth.

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