Forbes magazine ranked Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield in the top 100 Best Cities for Business and Careers. Kansas City is No. 40 on the list, St. Louis is No. 52 and Springfield is No. 72.
Other notable mentions include Columbia landing at No. 20 in the category for Best Small Places for Business and Careers. On that list, Jefferson City is No. 95 and Cape Girardeau is No. 96.