St. Louis is quickly becoming one of Silicon Prairie’s success stories. Long known as one of the principal industrial rust belt cities, its rise as an innovation center is chronicled in major publications from Popular Mechanics to Fortune Magazine. With a large base of key stakeholders in the community, competitive costs of living, and strong demographics, St. Louis has the potential to become one of the next big tech centers of the country.

Tech in St. Louis includes companies across diverse industries including aerospace, agriculture, healthcare, finance, education and energy. Startups and biotech/biomed companies are the most prevalent in the region, but there is a growing influence from the software and social media industries.