US Nursing: Missouri
Missouri’s economy is driven by industry. US nurses will read that aerospace and transportation equipment are the main manufactures; food products, chemicals, printing and publishing, machinery, fabricated metals, and electrical equipment are also important.
Without doubt the manufacturing industry is vital to the economy of Missouri, over 7,000 manufacturing firms are housed in the state.
US nurses living in the west and north will see much evidence of coal mining Similarly there are reserves of lead in the southeast, and zinc mining in the southwest are exploited.
Nurses will see that Missouri with over 100,000 farms is significant agriculturally. Indeed the state ranks second only to Texas. The most valuable farm products are soybeans, corn, cattle, hogs, wheat, and dairy items.