The West St. Louis County business community is a unique blend of small to mid-size businesses, manufacturers and corporate offices. Economic development has flourished in the county because of well-timed annexations and an environment that encourages new business and growth.
In Ballwin and Manchester, many of the several hundred small stores and services are owned and operated by local residents. Doctors, dentists, attorneys and other business professionals enjoy the convenience of living and working within West County. A number of banks, insurance agencies and financial services are also located in this area.
Valley Park has a mix of small to medium-size businesses with everything from restaurants to retail stores and a growing industrial presence. Ellisville represents a mix of larger corporate offices, light industrial sites, and smaller retail and service establishments.
The focal point of Wildwood is a uniquely planned Town Center, currently under construction, that will be a commercial and residential area fashioned in a traditional style. The city of Wildwood ensures the responsible development and balanced growth necessary for preserving its quality of life and protecting its environment.
The major highways in the West St. Louis County area are lined with beautifully designed office complexes and business parks. The Highway 40 corridor from I-270 to west of Highway 141, has over 3.2 million square feet of office space. The Manchester Road and I-270 intersection has an additional 1.8 million square feet.
The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce brings members of the business community together. It promotes networking and economic development through a variety of programs and events throughout the year, including business card exchanges, monthly meetings, a Business Expo and Job Fair, and a golf tournament.
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