Results Champion?: NO
Missouri’s outcomes are a mixed bag. In terms of positive scores, the show me state ranks in the top 10 for High school graduation rates, economic diversity, government credit rating and government use of technology and open data. Overall, the state’s government ranking is 14th, above average compared to its sister states.
Other measures for Missouri are less positive. The environmental Goal area has by far the lowest rankings, scoring 46th in air quality. Education and Public Health outcomes are also below average. Missouri ranks in the bottom 10 for SAT/ACT Scores, percentage of 2-year degrees, new business firm creation, rate of smokers, and level of food insecurity. The state is also heavily dependent on federal aid in order to operate.
The environmental degradation within the state should be addressed before begins to damage other areas such as public health or the economy. Steps should also be taken to improve the education and public health outcomes.