Missouri’s St. Louis Region, Not Just A Baseball Town

When you ask most people what they know about St. Louis, they will probably tell you it’s the home of eleven-time World Series champion baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. But St. Louis is not just a baseball town.

In fact, St. Louis is quickly becoming known as one of the best cities in America for entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s globally recognized as a leader in agtech, financial services, advanced manufacturing, defense, health innovation and distribution.

The St. Louis region boasted the 2nd highest concentration of financial securities brokers in the nation’s 20 largest metros, surpassed only by New York in 2015. It’s home to major financial services firms such as Edward Jones, MasterCard, RGA, Scottrade and Wells Fargo Advisors.

The region is also a major force in advanced manufacturing, being the home of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, and also the birthplace of every GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express made in the U.S. in recent years.

The St. Louis region also lends a great deal to Missouri’s title as the global leader in agtech. Companies such as Monsanto, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Danforth Plant Science Center, Bunge and many more innovative companies are located in the area.

Some of the recent companies to announce expansions in Missouri’s St. Louis region include Cushman & Wakefield U.S. Inc., Microsoft, Nestlé U.S., and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

These companies alone have brought thousands of jobs to the St. Louis region. And these jobs are being filled by Missouri’s highly skilled and hard working talent. The St. Louis region has more than 20 colleges and universities that offer a range of degree programs. Companies like LaunchCode and Claim Academy are finding new and innovative ways to match talent with the companies that need it.

So while St. Louis is known around the globe as a world championship baseball town, the region is also quickly becoming known as a global hub for business and innovation.

For more information on Missouri’s St. Louis region, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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