Video game industry accounts for 700 jobs in Missouri, report says

The video game industry accounted for nearly 700 jobs in the state of Missouri and generated $44 million for the economy in 2015, according to new research from the Entertainment Software Association.

That’s up from the $39.4 million the industry generated in 2012, the last year the report detailed, and significantly up from $14 million in 2009.

Between 2012 and 2015, according to the ESA research, the number of employees working at video game development companies in Missouri has more than doubled, from 300 in 2012.

The global video game industry is expected to grow more than 26 percent by 2020 to $90.1 billion, according to new analysis from PwC, with PC gaming expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3 percent during that period.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal


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