Some people, especially those with low income, may face greater barriers in accessing healthy and affordable food retailers, which may negatively affect diet and food security.
Strong local economies require a strong local workforce. K-12 schools and higher education are a crucial factor in workforce preparation.
What are the aims of K-12 Schooling and Higher Education in Missouri? Is Missouri getting to outcomes?
Understanding the risks posed by extreme heat and precipitation events can help Missourians prepare against environmental vulnerabilities.
Missouri is ranked 31st in the nation on effectively addressing issues related to mental health and substance use among children and adults.
The revenues that fund local governments come from a variety of sources which vary across the state geographically. But across Missouri, the tax base is shifting, creating potential budget shortfalls.
Understanding the forces that drive workforce dynamics and population migration is important for community economic planning and development.
Missouri's agriculture industry and related economic activities combined add $88.4 billion to the state economy.
There is wide inequity in access to broadband internet across Missouri. Lack of access is cited as a top concern in communities across the state, and the data provides evidence of the link between internet access and economic opportunity.