Aerospace and Automotive

Missouri is well positioned to support Advanced Manufacturing, particularly the Aerospace and Automotive Industries.

Success Stories


  • Over 264,000 people are employed in Manufacturing in the State of Missouri. (Source: U.S. Census CBP)
  • Home to the Boeing F-15 and F/A-18 production lines.
  • Global production site of GM Full Size Vans.
  • Ameren Missouri offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Our electric rates are 24% lower than national average. To discover readily available sites powered by Ameren Missouri's affordable system, search our sites database.


Excellent Talent 

Missouri has excellent talent and a pipeline to grow that talent:

  • Over 338,496 students are currently enrolled in four year and two year higher education programs. (Source: MO DHEWD)
  • Missouri produces over 4,600 engineers annually (includes all undergraduate and post graduate degrees. (Source: IPEDS, Alliance STL)

Research and on the Job Training


St. Louis Community College

Offers programs like the Aerospace Institute, the Emerson Center for Engineering Manufacturing and the Boeing Center for Innovation.

University Missouri – Columbia

Columbia is home to the Alliance for Collaborative Research in Alternative Fuels and the Industrial Assessment Center.

Missouri State University

Home to the Center for Applied Science and Engineering.

Missouri S&T

Provides research and resources with the Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, the Intelligent Systems Center, the Material Research Center and the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies.

Industry-specific Assets and Companies


Missouri Technology Association

Washington University in St. Louis

Cortex Innovation Community

Helix Center

Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

GKN Aerospace
LaBarge Technologies
LMI Aerospace
R&S Machining
Seyer Industries

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