About Us

Welcome to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center!

MERIC is the research division for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. We provide innovative analyses and assistance to policymakers and the public, including studies of the state’s targeted industries and economic development initiatives. Other MERIC research includes Economic Condition Reports, Economic Impact Assessments, and Labor Market Information produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. MERIC has been recognized with 13 national awards for research excellence since it was formed in 2001.

On our website you will find the latest research on Missouri industries, workforce, regions and economic conditions, with observations on the state's business climate. In today's fast-paced global business environment, good information for sound decision-making is more than a strategic advantage -- it's a necessity.

MERIC Mission: Value-Added Research with Customer Focus