The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 saw Missouri being bought by the U.S. It officially became a state in 1820 as a result of the Missouri Compromise. The region boasts several attractions and points of interest, drawing in huge numbers of tourists every year. These include Branson’s country music shows, Mark Twain’s childhood home, Harry Truman’s home and library, and the Gateway Arch of St. Louis.

Aside from Twain and Truman, the state has also been home to T.S. Eliot, Walter Cronkite, and Langston Hughes. Missouri’s primary source of income comes from travel, retail, agriculture, and manufacturing but is highly diversified. It’s ideal for small businesses seeking to expand to numerous markets simultaneously rather than focusing on specializing.


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