From starting small to expanding globally, the St. Louis region has the pro-business climate to help your company grow and prosper:

Our Quality of Life

From sports fan to museum lover to cyclist, we have something for everyone. Paired with a low cost of living, the St. Louis region is affordable, diverse and family-friendly.

Our Strength

Thousands of companies call St. Louis home, including 17 Fortune 1000 companies.

Our Support

We are pro-development. Through strong partnerships, infrastructure investments and strategic incentives, we strive to help you achieve excellence.

Our Workforce

The St. Louis area has one of the most well-educated workforce’s. Bachelor’s degree attainment is nearly 10 percent higher than the national average.

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Business Retention & Expansion (BRE)

Meet with economic development professionals who can help support your business plans.

Business Services

Whether your company is in the initial planning stages of relocating or guiding its established business through challenges or growth, local and state incentives are available.

As a result, our staff can help you with:

  • Site Selection
  • Permitting and Regulatory Assistance
  • Government and Community Liaison
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business Mentoring
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Small Business Counseling & Training Workshops

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is home to a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office. As part of America’s SBDC Network we serve existing and aspiring business owners and help them navigate the local, regional and global marketplace. Our program is dedicated to promoting economic growth in our community.

New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)

New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) support investments that create jobs and provide services in economically disadvantaged areas. Obtaining the tax credits is a competitive process through a Community Development Entity (CDE).

Opportunity Zones

Established by Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone program is an economic development tool that encourages long-term private investment in distressed urban and rural communities nationwide.