With a diverse economy and industry-friendly climate,
Saint Louis makes dollars and sense for businesses.
Saint Louis has a long history leading traditional industries such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and distribution, and defense. Additionally, with the well-established and educated work force found in the region, Saint Louis is at the forefront of information technology, plant and medical science, and financial service industries.
Plant & Medical Sciences
Nearly 400 plant and life science enterprises and upwards of 15,000 employees call the St. Louis region home.
St. Louis is home to Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security unit, the company’s largest subsidiary and the world’s third largest defense contractor with 15,000 local employees.
There are over 40,000 computer and mathematical workers in Greater St. Louis, 26% higher than national averages.
84,000 St. Louisans – over 7% of the region's payroll – work in the financial activities sector at banks, investment firms, insurance companies, or in real estate.
Transportation & Distribution
St. Louis is within 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 1,500 miles of 90 percent of the North American population and gross domestic product.