The Business Development team within the department is ready to assist your existing Missouri Business, and the Missouri Partnership, a public/private non-profit organization, can assist you with your location needs.

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides comprehensive business counseling and educational workshops to help Missouri businesses. There are centers throughout the state. Find one near you at the Missouri SBDC

Workplace Safety/Health Consultation

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ On-Site Safety and Health Program offers employers a no cost, confidential workplace safety and health consultation. The consultation assists employers by locating and removing existing workplace hazards, thereby reducing injuries and illnesses.

    **Attention Kansas City Area Businesses - Attend a FREE safety seminar highlighting the importance of stress management and preventing harassment in the workplace. For more info


Employment Information

Background Checks

If you are in an industry that requires background checks of employees, or if you have another valid reason to request background checks, you will need to submit your requests to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Record Checks. The request form is SHP-158K (pdf).

Hire Employees

When you're ready to hire employees, the Missouri Career Centers and jobs.mo.gov provide services for businesses and job seekers.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

When you hire employees, you'll want to make appropriate arrangements for Workers' Compensation Insurance. For more information contact the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation or the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.


Learn about various topics from registration filings, renewing permits and licenses, tax issues, and environmental compliance at Missouri’s official website.