Quick Reference Filing Guide to Missouri


The show-me state shows us how it's done. Missouri might just have the best website of all the state governments, for those wishing to start their own business. This state has some wonderful online business resources. The Department of Economic Development's Missouri Business Center is helpful. The rest of their site is just as helpful and informative.

Secretary of State

A biography of the Secretary of State, and access to the office through email are available at this site. The Secretary is responsible for regulating the incorporation process. The Corporations section of the Secretary's Office is very informative. Forms, and a considerable dearth of information is available from the Corporations Division pages.

Business Information

The Missouri Economic Development Business Center is an information service brought to us by the Department of Economic Development of Missouri. It's friendly and informative. The scope of the Department's site is much larger than just about starting a new business. You can also locate information about international trade, or visit the State Statistics Section to find out what's going on in the Missouri business community. The major focus of this site is to provide access to the many divisions that are overseen by the department, geared towards making Missouri's economy healthy and vibrant. Check out their many different types of Corporate Outreach, including some persuasive articles about Starting a New Business in Missouri.


Tax forms are available on line from the Missouri Department of Revenue in PDF format. I also enjoyed the news releases section which actually includes information about how much revenue has been raised by different taxes.


Available on the Legislature's site is searchable state code, bill tracking resources, information on legislators and joint committees. Be sure to visit the Hall of Famous Missourians, located in the Representatives pages, for brief biographies and links to pages about some really remarkable people. It's the hidden gems like that one that make web pages interesting places to visit.