Good News for Missouri Entrepreneurs

A new Mercatus Center study of US states ranks Missouri #5 in Personal and Economic Freedom. “This project develops an index of economic and personal freedom in the American states. Specifically, it examines state and local government intervention across a wide range of public policies, from income taxation to gun control, from homeschooling regulation to drug policy.” As the map shows, Missouri ranks much higher than most of its neighbors (Illinois in particular).

There is a substantial body of research linking entrepreneurship to economic freedom (for state-level studies, see, for example, here and here). The Mercatus index is broader, including both personal and economic freedom, but I would expect a high score to be a good proxy for a favorable climate for entrepreneurship.

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One Response to Good News for Missouri Entrepreneurs

  1. Jennifer says:

    Love your blog, Peter! Great job!

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