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The economy of Mexico, Missouri, employs 5,296 people, according to the Missouri Partnership. The city’s three largest industries by workforce are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and manufacturing.

The city has a population of 11,655 people, its highest mark since as far back as at least 1990.

Mexico has seen a surge in new business licenses the last two years. This year, there were 107 new businesses registered in the city through October, according to city officials. In 2017, there were a total of 102 licenses issued. In both 2016 and 2015, there were only 37.

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