The Missouri Department of Economic Development works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is dedicated to serving, promoting, and protecting the agricultural producers, processors, and consumers of Missouri’s food, fuel, and fiber products. With nearly 100,000 farms on more than 28 million acres of farmland, the state’s Department of Agriculture works to connect farmers with consumers.
The Office of the State Treasurer manages Missouri’s annual state revenues, directs its banking services and oversees its investment portfolio. The State Treasurer safeguards Unclaimed Property that has been turned over by banks, businesses, insurance companies and government agencies, and aggressively tries to locate the owners.
The Office of the Secretary of State has many diverse responsibilities, all linked by the common theme of information. The office is responsible for collecting, compiling, storing and publishing a variety of state documents. The Secretary of State, as keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, authenticates official acts of the governor. In addition, the Secretary of State serves as the chief elections official in Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Revenue was created in 1945 by the Missouri Constitution to serve as the central collection agency for all state revenue. The primary duties of the Department are to collect taxes, title and register motor vehicles, and license drivers.
Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ mission is to promote industry and labor and protect the rights and safety of Missouri's workforce. Its staff provides a number of services for both Missouri's employers and workers.
The mission of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is to protect our air, land and water; preserve our unique natural and historic places; and provide recreational and learning opportunities for everyone. The Department envisions a Missouri where people live and work in harmony with our natural and cultural resources and make decisions that result in a quality environment.
The Missouri Department of Transportation works with the public, transportation partners, state and federal legislators, and other state and local agencies to provide a safe and efficient transportation system to the people of Missouri. There are a total of 33,856 miles of roadway within the state of Missouri. Roadways are considered either major or minor depending on the amount of traffic that they serve. Major routes make up about 20% of Missouri's roadways but handle nearly 80% of the traffic while minor routes make up about 80% of Missouri roadways but only handle about 20% of the traffic.
The University of Missouri Extension is a partnership of the University of Missouri campuses, Lincoln University, the people of Missouri through county extension councils, and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Using science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. They have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and more than 86 countries, the Department of Commerce works to provide U.S.-based companies and entrepreneurs invaluable tools through multiple programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and the environment by ensuring that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information and; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
BusinessUSA implements a "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help. Looking forward, the more federal agencies continue to add resources to BusinessUSA to encompass the full range of business programs and services, the more we will be able to reduce the confusing array of websites that exist today.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA's programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth.
Small Business Development Centers provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors, and operates 135 national cemeteries in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence define its culture and strengthen its dedication to those it serves.