Missouri sits near the middle of the pack when it comes to a variety of statistics on startups and entrepreneurial activity recently released by the Startup America Partnership.
The Partnership, an organization formed in January 2011 by the Obama administration as a way to encourage entrepreneurial activity, ranked the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, in four categories: startups that are members of the Partnership; Partnership members per million of population; number of startup jobs; and annual startup revenue.
Missouri ranks 22nd in the number Partnership member startups, with 166. The state is 26th in Partnership member startups per million, with 28. Missouri startups ranked 21st in the Partnership’s ranking of jobs created (1,128) and 22nd in annual revenue ($40.7 million).