Embracing Risk Takers

All you have to do is look at the Arch to know that St. Louis gives you the sense of possibility.  It’s a manifestation of the forward-thinking vision of those who came before us; a magnificent icon that is the symbol of our City – one recognized around the world; a symbol of our strength, of our civic pride, a symbol of our commitment to ourselves and to our future.  The arch is like a giant magnet that pulls our region together and challenges us to greatness.

Right now we are in the midst of a renaissance, supported by throngs of entrepreneurs coming to St. Louis to launch their ideas, their careers and their companies.

This region has always been daring and willing to embrace risk takers.  Right now we are in the midst of a renaissance, supported by throngs of entrepreneurs coming to St. Louis to launch their ideas, their careers and their companies.

  • St. Louis startups raised more than $380 million in 2013
  • Of those, more than 33 companies raised more than $1 million

One of the best developments of the past year is the partnership of our economic development teams.  Smashing through invisible geographic boundaries to spur our economy just makes good sense.

Right now we are in the midst of a renaissance, supported by throngs of entrepreneurs coming to St. Louis to launch their ideas, their careers and their companies.