(Farmington) A new Creighton University survey has found the coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on Missouri businesses.
40-percent of the supply managers surveyed said the coronavirus has had negative effects on their businesses.
Creighton professor Ernie Goss says the virus has caused major problems in international shipping, especially on products coming from China, forcing manufacturers to pay more for supplies.
27-percent switched vendors because of the coronavirus.
On the plus side, Goss says some of those supply managers who said they’re switching vendors are switching to domestic suppliers.
So far, there are no reported cases of coronavirus in Missouri.
However, there is one case that has been confirmed in Illinois.