St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis encompasses an independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri (the "City of St. Louis") and its metropolitan area (Greater St. Louis). This area includes counties in the states of Missouri and Illinois; it is the 18th largest in the United States with a population of 2,698,672 as of the 2000 census. According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), the 2004 population is approximately 2,764,054.
The city, which is named after Louis IX of France, is adjacent to, but not part of, St. Louis County, Missouri and has a population of 352,572. It is the second largest city in Missouri after Kansas City, but it has the state's largest metropolitan area population. In relation to the Midwest region, the City of St. Louis is the 10th largest city in population (between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Wichita, Kansas).
 The local economy
St. Louis punches above its weight as a center for corporate headquarters. Beer commercials have made the city well known as the home of Anheuser-Busch Breweries. Two local brokerages, A.G. Edwards and Edward Jones, as well as online brokerage Scottrade, have grown into dominant players on America's financial landscape. It is also the site for the headquarters of Energizer, the battery company. Neighboring suburbs host Monsanto, formerly a chemical company and now a leader in genetically modified crops, and Solutia, the former Monsanto chemical division that was spun off as a separate company in 1997. Express Scripts, a pharmaceutrical benefits management firm, has its corporate headquarters in the suburbs of St. Louis and recently announcd plans to construct its new headquarters near the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Hardee's corporate headquarters lies in the metro area. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is headquartered in Clayton. Emerson Electric is headquartered in the north side of St. Louis. Charter Communications, the nation's fourth largest broadband communications company, is headquartered in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country.
In recent years, however, several longtime corporate pillars have left St. Louis. St. Louis was the corporate headquarters of McDonnell-Douglas prior to its 1997 merger with Boeing. Upon the merger, the area became the headquarters for Boeing's $27 billion-per-year Integrated Defense Systems division and its company-wide Phantom Works R&D operation. Locally, Boeing manufactures the F/A-18 Super Hornet and JDAM smart bombs, and has developed — at times secretly — several unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs). However, when Boeing relocated its corporate headquarters from Seattle, Washington in 2001, it moved to Chicago, Illinois — St. Louis was not one of the final candidates.
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 Recent St. Louis business news
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- Perseon Appoints Jennifer R. Hoglin Vice President of Global Marketing
- Perseon Corporation , a leading provider of medical systems that utilize heat therapy to treat cancer, today announced the appointment of Jennifer R. Hoglin as Vice President of Global Marketing, effective February 17, 2015. Ms. Hoglin is an executive marketing professional with 20 years of experience in product, brand, and business development experience in primarily life sciences as well as multiple other industries.
- Creve Coeur Camera opens new flagship, adds printing service
- Photography chain Creve Coeur Camera has moved its flagship location to a new $1 million building and added a print shop to its services. The new 17,000-square-foot space, at 12747 Olive Blvd. in the Bellerive Corporate Center II, is 40 percent larger than the store's old location at 11615 Olive Blvd., said Stephen Weiss , president and owner of Creve Coeur Camera, which has 10 locations, including eight in the St. Louis area as well ones in Columbia and Springfield, Illinois.
- The Silver Ballroom Fosters Community Among Pinball-Loving St. Louis Punks
- "I want this to be the place where old punk rockers come to die," says Steve "Doc" Dachroeden of his bar. When Dachroeden and his wife, Shelly, opened the Silver Ballroom nearly five years ago, it was designed around just a couple of key elements: pinball and punk rock.
- Woman's vehicle stolen, city charges towing fee to get it back
- ST. LOUIS, Mo. Getting your car stolen is bad enough, but imagine having to pay to get it back.
- Labor Plays Ball to Get Stadium
- Union construction crews have agreed to work around the clock without overtime to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis if the project goes forward. About 100 skilled construction workers representing three unions attended a press conference Friday as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the labor agreement, which he said would shave about $40 million from the proposed $985 million redevelopment on the city's distressed north riverfront.
- Eagle Bank to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony at 4100 Lindell Blvd
- PRLog - Feb. 23, 2015 - ST. LOUIS -- MEDIA ADVISORY Eagle Bank and Trust announced today that it will host a groundbreaking ceremony on February 25th, at 10:00 am.
- Unions Ok 24-Hour Stadium Construction
- Construction unions in St. Louis have agreed to work around the clock, five days a week, without overtime to build a new NFL stadium for the St. Louis Rams if the team and league bless the deal. About 100 skilled construction workers representing three unions attended a press conference Friday as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the labor agreement, which he said would shave about $40 million from the proposed $985 million redevelopment on the city's distressed north riverfront.
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