A “knack for entrepreneurship”

That's what The Economist said about St. Louis. You probably know us for our gorgeous Gateway Arch, but Forbes calls us one of the top U.S. cities for startups (and for our food scene!) We’ve got 16 Fortune 1000 headquarters and a highly-diversified economy. We do health care, agribusiness, information technology, financial services, and professional services especially well. And, St. Louis has one of the highest standards of living in the country, along with the nation’s top-rated zoo and public park, the second-oldest symphony, the longest-running and largest outdoor theatre, two championship-winning, professional sports teams (with another on the way – hello MLS!), and hundreds of hiking and biking trails. We’ve found the sweet spot between convenience and affordability, and we have the cultural amenities of cities much, much larger than ours. Oh, and we're the reigning Stanley Cup champs!

Vince Dunn of the St. Louis Blues hoists the Stanley Cup

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