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 economic trends, targeted industries, and labor markets. MERIC research also includes workforce region studies, spatial analyses, and comprehensive coverage of the state’s industry and occupational data produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. MERIC has been recognized with 14 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. 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: Working Together to Produce and Deliver High Quality Information for Better Decisions