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The progressive, diversified business community of the South County region remains strong, with many national and international firms calling this area home. In fact, within St. Louis County alone are nearly 4,000 branches or subsidiaries of Fortune 1,000 companies.

In addition to a broad-based retail and professional services sector, the region is a significant source of a wide range of manufactured products. A large part of South County’s economic vitality is due to the commerce generated by a dynamic industrial environment led by dozens of distinct manufacturers. These operations continue to produce high-quality products for national and international export. No one industry dominates the industrial sector of South County business, allowing for balanced expansion into the bright future ahead.

Employers of all sizes and types within South County have recognized the unmatched merits to doing business here. A strategic location, strong civic leadership, access to a highly educated and motivated work force and a diverse consumer base all play important roles in the long-term success of South County commerce.

Supplementing these unsurpassed advantages is the availability of a number of business-related organizations designed to both retain established operations and promote business growth. One such organization is the South County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber strives to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of its business community by acting as a voice in governmental and social affairs, providing a calendar year worth of peerless networking opportunities through an assortment of events and regular meetings and offering valuable information and support services to its membership and the communities served.

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