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St. Louis, Missouri

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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).


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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.

Source - Wikipedia: St. Louis, Missouri


[edit] Recent St. Louis business news

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Why Star Clipper's Owners Shuttered Their Beloved St. Louis Comic Book Shop
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St. Louis mayor: Stadium plan will 'make it difficult' for Kroenke's Rams to leave
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Speaker-designee of the Missouri House of Representatives John Diehl and Business Journal Publisher Ellen Sherberg Amid the threat of team owner Stan Kroenke possibly moving the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, St. Louis' mayor vowed Friday to move forward with a plan to build a 64,000-seat, $900 million NFL stadium in the Missouri city by 2020. "We're going to follow it through," St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said.
Slay: St. Louis' plan will - make it difficult for Rams to leave'
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Speaker-designee of the Missouri House of Representatives John Diehl and Business Journal Publisher Ellen Sherberg St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said Friday that they were encouraged by a meeting Thursday with a National Football League official. Slay vowed to move forward with Dave Peacock 's plan to build a new 64,000-seat, $900 million stadium on downtown's north riverfront by 2020.
St. Louis mayor: Stadium plan will 'make it difficult' for Kroenke's Rams to leave
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Speaker-designee of the Missouri House of Representatives John Diehl and Business Journal Publisher Ellen Sherberg Amid the threat of team owner Stan Kroenke possibly moving the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, St. Louis' mayor vowed Friday to move forward with a plan to build a 64,000-seat, $900 million NFL stadium in the Missouri city by 2020. "We're going to follow it through," St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said.

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