The nation’s economic picture is improving and Missouri’s is improving along with it. Lynn Reaser, the Bank of America’s Chief Economist, has told a House committee that this state has made some major improvements in the last year, especially in he area of employment. Reaser says it’s a slow improvement, and we’re still seeingproblems in some areas of the job sector: manufacturing, government, transportation, and public utilities. On the whole, though, Missouri’s economy is looking better and can be expected to continue to improve. Reaser says Missouri’s economy is tied to that of the national economy. And, while the downtown in the economy on the national level hurt Missouri, this state will now benefit from he upturn being seen with the national economic picture.