Sources for Missouri Rankings

Missouri state rankings

  • State Education Funding: 49th

  • Quality of Healthcare: 42nd

  • Public Safety: 42nd

  • Job Growth: 40th


49th in state education funding

42th healthcare

42nd in public safety

40th in job growth (Arizona State)

5th worst state to live

“Our Life, Health and Inclusion category considers factors such as crime rates, environmental quality, and health care. For the first time in 2022, we also consider the availability of childcare, which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found is a major obstacle for parents seeking to reenter the workforce. We also consider inclusiveness of state laws in areas like protections against discrimination and voting rights. That’s not politics, it’s business.” Specifically cited: HB1878 that “outlaws most mail-in voting, and adds a deeply controversial voter ID provision.”