February 4, 2016
Missouri’s Economic Diversity
According to 2014 Economic Diversity Index (EDI) analysis, Missouri ranked as the 3rd most diverse economy in the United States, moving up one position in the rankings from 2013. The EDI measures economic diversity by calculating the percentage of an industry’s GDP in comparison to the total GDP of the state. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) information is available from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Center on Education and Workforce
The Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has launched a new web portal housing state-level research linking higher education to labor market demands for all 50 states and DC. The newly launched portal includes Missouri research on job projections, the economic value of college majors, and sector studies on healthcare, nursing, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).