Missouri Economy Indicators

COVID-19 Series

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic is a global health concern and the focus of many efforts to understand, contain, and treat this disease. In addition to these tremendous efforts, we must also consider the coronavirus' impact on Missouri's economy. The periodic Missouri Economy Indicators Update brief will highlight some facts and figures to watch.

COVID-19 resources


Missouri Economy Indicators Brief Issue 1 – March 23, 2020

A hand opening a door to an empty hotel room.

This brief is the first in a series to explore economic indicators and impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that Missouri often follows national trends, tourism and recreation declines probably impacts the state similarly. Detailed Missouri sales and jobs data on hotel and related industries will take time to develop, so national trends on hotel occupancy and revenue and movie ticket sales are reviewed in this brief.

Read the brief


A horse drawn carraige with passengers passes through a scenic downtown area.
from KC Area Development Council Media Photo Library

Missouri Economy Indicators Webinar

In this webinar, Alan Spell discussed the first issue of the Missouri Economic Indicators brief and other information related to the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy.

Title: COVID-19 Missouri Economy Indicators Update
Presenter: Alan Spell, Assistant Extension Professor
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Webinar recording