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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- Midas Hospitality, LLC Completes $6M Renovation on two St. Louis / O'Fallon, MO Assets
- SAINT LOUIS, MO, October 6, 2015 - St. Louis-based hotel owner, operator and developer, Midas Hospitality, LLC has completed a $6 million renovation on the 97-room Staybridge Suites and 122-room Holiday Inn Express - St. Louis / O'Fallon, MO. ST. LOUIS - Oct. 6, 2015 - PRLog -- Opening in 2005, the Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn Express sit adjacent to each other, located at 1155 and 1175 Technology Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri respectively.
- Judge mulls suita s bid to block St. Louis minimum wage
- A judge is weighing a business-backed lawsuit's bid to block the city of St. Louis from incrementally raising its minimum wage. St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer heard two hours of arguments Tuesday over the lawsuit's request for a permanent injunction that would stop the phased-in increase from beginning Oct. 15, when the minimum wage in the city is to rise 60 cents to $8.25.
- Alice M. Jackson Is Presented the Award of Distinction by the International Assoc. of Who's Who
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- Hearing set over bid to block St. Louis minimum wage boost
- A judge will hear arguments Tuesday in a business-backed lawsuit that's seeking to block the city of St. Louis from incrementally raising its minimum wage. St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer will preside over the hearing in the lawsuit's push for a permanent injunction that would stop the phased-in increase from taking effect beginning Oct. 15, when the minimum wage in the city is to rise 60 cents to $8.25.
- Raising the minimum wage puts a city at odds with lawmakers
- Supporters of a higher minimum wage came out in force when the St. Louis Board of Aldermen held a hearing on the issue. Bettie Douglas could barely contain her excitement when St. Louis raised its minimum wage.
- Prohibition-style speakeasies still allure
- The Mongo family ran speakeasies in Detroit long before Prohibition until 1985, when their first club opened with a legal liquor license. Today, Caf d'Mongo remains a popular stop on Detroit's bar hopping scene.
- DNAnexus and BioNano Genomics Collaborate to Expand Access to Next-Generation Mapping
- MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & SAN DIEGO -- -- DNAnexus, Inc. , the leader in cloud-based genome informatics and data management, and BioNano Genomics, Inc ., the leader in physical genome mapping, today jointly announce that the companies have entered into a collaboration that offers access to BioNano's genome analysis algorithms and pipeline on the DNAnexus Platform.
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