Profile of Scott County

Population estimates, July 1, 2015

Total employment, 2014

Total employer establishments, 2014 

Total nonemployer establishments, 2014

Maufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1000)

Retail sales, 2012 ($1000)

Retail sales per capita, 2012

Minority-owned firms, 2012 

Women-owned firms, 2012

* U.S. Census Bureau

Scott County's prime location in Southeast Missouri offers many advantages including:

  • Transportation - Interstates 55 and 57, U.S. Highway 61, Missouri Highway 62, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, railway systems and the Mississippi River and Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority are all a part of Scott County.
  • Cost of Living - Scott County's cost of living is lower than the national average including personal income taxes, affordable housing and rent.
  • Utilities - Manufacturers and industries are provided dependable supplies of electricity and natural gas. AmerenUE and SEMO Electric Cooperative are two of the utility providers in the region.
  • Quality of Life - The cities of Sikeston, Scott City, Benton and our other communities offer a small town atmosphere with the benefits of larger cities offering cultural, historical and recreational activities and events.
  • Educational - From pre-school to college graduate studies, students in Scott County have educational benefits easily available to them in highly rated private and parochial schools. The University of Southeast Missouri is just minutes away or students can choose to attend SEMO's satellite campus, the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.
  • Health Care - Southeast Missouri is served by three major medical centers: Missouri Delta Medical Center - in Sikeston, St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Hospital - in Cape Girardeau. All three facilities provide emergency services, surgical, specialty and general health services.

There are many business opportunities that await you in Scott County. Contact Scott County Office of County Development online or by telephone at 573-545-3549. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss Scott County's positive business climate and how we can help your business succeed. 

Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street 
Benton, Missouri 63736 
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540
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