Mo. Leaps to 6th Place in Entrepreneurial Activity

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual "Index of Entrepreneurial Activity” ranks Missouri sixth among the 50 states, up from 35th place last year and a next-to-last place showing in 2009. The foundation says that four of every 1,000 Missourians launched a business last year, trailing Arizona, Texas, California, Colorado and Alaska in the rate of startup activity. Missouri’s startup index rose to 0.40 percent for 2011 from 0.29 percent in 2010. Read more


  1. This information is so neat to have. I had no idea these numbers were tracked. I wonder how many of these businesses will create jobs and if we can take 1st next year. Go Missouri!

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