Work and Live in STL

Even with divisions by two great rivers and two state lines, the St. Louis region is woven together by the daily interactions of businesses and the talented people who work for them. The 15-county metropolitan area has 2.8 million residents, more than 1.5 million workers and over 83,000 business establishments. With a highly qualified workforce, a nationally acclaimed startup movement, a diverse economy featuring leading tech, science, financial, aerospace and mobility sectors, along with the educational and cultural amenities of a world-class city, Greater St. Louis is the intelligent choice for business.

  • Leading research, public and private universities and colleges produce thousands of well-trained graduates annually, while innovative programs like LaunchCode train and mentor workers for more than 500 employer partners. The region boasts one of the largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforces in the United States.
  • The St. Louis region is a worldwide leader in agribusiness, hosting Bayer’s crop science division, renowned research institutions like the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the emerging 39 North agriculture innovation district.
  • The new, $1.75 billion western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency being developed in St. Louis has jump-started a burgeoning geospatial intelligence industry that already encompasses 40 area companies.
  • Our $173 billion economy is the 4th largest in the Midwest. The region’s GDP is larger than the state of Kansas, and the Missouri side of the region accounts for 43 percent of that state’s economy.

Thriving Industries

St. Louis is home to thriving established industries such as aerospace, agtech, transportation/logistics, biotech, manufacturing and financial services.

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Central Transportation Hub

Strategically located near the geographic and population centers of the country, the region offers a robust transportation infrastructure and a major trade and warehousing sector.

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Startup in St. Louis

The spirit of St. Louis is overwhelmingly entrepreneurial, as numerous national rankings for start-ups attest. Cortex, a 200-acre innovation hub and technology district, serves as the anchor of the city’s thriving startup community, and T-REX, a premier tech business incubator, offers 160,000 square feet of offices and flexible space with access to Gigabit fiber internet.

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A Place to Call Home

The city’s vibrant culture includes nationally ranked museums, a world-class zoo, the seventh-largest urban park in the country, a number of James Beard Award-winning restaurants and a revitalized downtown district that the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues call home.

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