September 25, 2015

MERIC Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month: Missouri Hispanic-Owned Businesses
There were 8,859 Hispanic-owned firms in Missouri in 2012, up from 6,178 in 2007, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Survey of Business Owners. This represents a 43.4% increase in the number of Hispanic-owned firms in the state. These firms accounted for $1.93 billion in sales and receipts in 2012.

STEM Pathway: Manufacturing and Logistics Labor Market Summary
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Pathway Summary highlights real time labor market analysis for selected occupations over the last 6 months in the industries of Transportation & Logistics and Advanced Manufacturing. Occupations in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are some of the most in-demand and highest paying jobs in Missouri and can be found in a wide range of industries.

  Archived Reports