Business Development Services and Support

St. Louis is the dynamic, low-cost place to grow your business. From starting small to growing globally, the St. Louis region has the diverse talent, innovation and pro-business climate to help you grow and prosper:

Our Workforce - St. Louis has one of the most well-educated workforces with a bachelor's degree attainment nearly 10 percent higher than the national average. Our Quality of Life - From sports fan to museum lover, we have something for everyone. Paired with a low cost of living and housing, St. Louis is affordable, diverse and family friendly. 

Our Companies - Thousands of companies call St. Louis home, including 45,730 businesses, 18 Fortune 1000s and seven of the nation's largest private companies.

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


  • Financial incentives
  • Site selection
  • Permitting and regulatory assistance
  • Government and community liaisons
  • Workforce development
  • Download a brochure to learn more about the competitive advantages of doing business here.

Danforth CenterEdward JonesPictured: (left) Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and (right) construction of Edward Jones South Campus. To learn about these and other Business Development projects throughout St. Louis click here.

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