St. Louis metropolitan area is number 18th in the United States in population.
Fortune magazine has recognized St. Louis as “the best regional centers in the United States, as well as agricultural and medical biotechnology.”
Tourism is alive and well in St. Louis, which has more than 21 million visitors a year.
Forbes magazine ranked St. Louis # 4 is the “cheapest places to live well” list.
Place the Americas St. Louis recognized as one of “Top 100 places to live in 2010.”
Forbes Magazine named San Luis # 8 on their “Best of the U.S. housing market.”
The American Electronics Association ranked as having the eighth fastest area for jobs.
Economy And Industry
St. Louis metropolitan area is home to 19 Fortune 1000 companies, ranked fourth in the United States to cities in the Fortune 1000 companies to maintain their headquarters. Some of these companies include Monsanto, Express Scripts, Ameren Corporation, Emerson Electric, Charter Communications, Energizer Holdings, Commerce Bancshares, Peabody Energy, Sigma-Aldrich Corp. and the Centenary of Reinsurance Group of America.St. Louis is also home to eight of the country’s largest private companies, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Graybar Electric, Edward Jones, McCarthy Building Co., Apex Oil, World Wide Technology, Markets and UniGroup Schnuckeliges.
Bio-Research and Development
St. Louis is rapidly becoming known as BioBelt nation because it is home to nearly 400 plants and companies in life sciences with more than 16,500 employees and one of the largest botanical gardens in the world.BRDG Park, is the Bio-Research and Development Growth Park Danforth Plant Science Center is located. Since the acronym means, BRDG Park is a bridge that allows businesses to cover the transfer of innovative ideas for business success. The hotel is located opposite to Monsanto is the leader of the scientific world is based on the science of plants, BRDG Park is the largest independent research institute in the world focused on Plant Science. Currently, more than $ 500 million venture capital dedicated to local Biotech is involved in 16 venture capital funds, with nearly $ 1.7 billion it manages.
Art, Culture And Entertainment
St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West” because of the important role he played in the westward expansion in America. The Gateway Arch is probably the best points of the city known landmark and a popular tourist site. This monument to the acquisition and settlement of U.S. citizens of all countries west of the Mississippi River, part of the nation today.St. Louis Zoo was ranked in the 2004 Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide as the No. 1 zoo in the country and the attractiveness of 4 total. And the Magic House-St. Museum Louis’ children, was ranked by the magazine Family Fun No 1 National fascinating attraction for children, even the player out of Disneyland and Disney’s Magic Kingdom.Forest Park, which is about 60 percent higher than New York, Central Park, home of the Saint Louis Art Museum, one of the top 10 comprehensive art museums in the country and participated in one of the most per capita. Park of the Municipal Opera, the theater’s oldest and largest outdoor, offers more than 12,000 seats for musicals and classical works. The park is also a place in the Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center, which is the fourth of the nation the number of people it serves.
St. Louis is home to three professional sports teams, the NFL St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Cardinals MLB and NHL St. Louis Blues. St. Louis area also has over 100 golf courses and private and is home to some of the best routes for cycling, running or walking. A network 600 miles of hiking and biking and green following the great rivers of the region, “The Ring of the river” is developed by the major rivers Greenway District. Since 2000, has 150 miles of trails and tracks cycle is completed, including 77 miles of bicycle lanes on streets in the St. Louis cycling. The city is also famous for the important contribution he has beer in the United States because of the large number of breweries in St. Louis the 19th century, in particular, Anheuser-Busch and Falstaff Brewing Corporation.