“How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

In Inc.com’s article “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups” writer Dustin McKissen, also founder and CEO of McKissen + Company, showcases all of the changes St. Louis has made to not only to build life and growth into a struggling city, but to also ensure that growth and longevity continue for years to come.

And those changes have mostly been focused on the technology startup scene that spans from the heart of downtown in spaces like T-REX and all the way out to St. Charles County with OPO Startups and a handful of others in between like CORTEX.

McKissen mentions several other key points to show how St. Louis is doing a its job to focus on growth around the startup scene during a time when, according to a recent research by the University of Virginia, many cities are struggling to create job growth in a market that relies less and less on human hands and more and more on innovative technology.

So, what IS St. Louis doing?

Take a look (list created by McKissen):

And while St. Louis is still in its beginning stages of being a startup hub, it definitely has the right attitude it takes to for survival by doing what it takes to bring innovators to the city and to help keep talented young players from leaving.

Erin Vehige has more than 15 years of experience in the writing field as an instructor and tutor of writing as well as a freelance writer and a member of a blog editing team. She has written for several different markets from entertainment to education and many others in between. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and went on to complete a Masters Degree program in English from University of Illinois Springfield. In addition to writing, she also teaches a variety of yoga classes around the metro area, an activity that has turned into a passion over the last few years. Originally an Illinois girl, she's called South City STL home since 2007.