Companies

Greater St. Louis has long proved itself a great home for headquarters operations, resulting in our impressive corporate resume today.

St. Louis is home to dozens of companies listed on various stock exchanges in the U.S., with market capitalizations ranging from over $500 thousand to more than $40 billion.  Among these public companies, Greater St. Louis is home to the following 16 Fortune 1000 headquarters, of which 10 are Fortune 500.

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Company

Rank

Revenues
($ Billions)


Express Scripts Holdings

25

100.1


Centene

61

48.6


Emerson Electric

178

16.3


Monsanto

199

14.6


Reinsurance Group of America

234

12.5


Jones Financial (Edward Jones)

376

7.6


Graybar Electric

426

6.6


Olin

448

6.3


Ameren

453

6.2


Peabody Energy

491

5.6


Post Holdings

512

5.2


Stifel Financial

734

3.0


Caleres

778

2.8


Belden

851

2.4


Arch Coal

870

2.3


Edgewell Personal Care

876

2.3


Source: "Fortune 500" Fortune, 2018.

Greater St. Louis is also home to some of the nation’s largest private companies.  The following St. Louis companies are listed among Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies.

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Rank

Company

13

Enterprise Holdings

27

World Wide Technology

48

Edward Jones

57

Graybar Electric

103

Apex Oil

112

McCarthy Holdings

168

Schnuck Markets

220 Alberici Corp.

Source: "America's Largest Private Companies, 2018" Forbes, 2018.

Many companies in the Greater St. Louis area reach far beyond our inland port to do business around the world — companies like Emerson, a leader in technology products and services; Bunzl Distribution, a supplier of outsourced food packaging and cleaning and safety products; and MilliporeSigma, a global supplier of fine chemicals and research supplies.

According to data compiled by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2018, St. Louis’s 25 largest international companies had international sales of over $120 billion in 2017.

St. Louis companies are also ranked nationally as best places to work, most innovative, and more. 

Inc. magazine's list of America's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018 ranks include 45 companies based in the St. Louis metropolitan area; 16 St. Louis-based firms ranked in the top 2,000:

108.    NEED/WANT 
157.    Inspiranza Designs
253.    Sapper Consulting
265.    ProPharma Sales
538.    jBloom
628.    Etegra
810.    Worth Clark Realty
840.    Drive Social Media
858.    Rankings.io
868.    Aegis Strategies
1035.  LinkedSelling
1227.  Vintech Solutions
1490.  Atredis Partners
1702.  Mantality Health
1855.  Spoke Marketing
1856.  Gateway Multifamily Group

The following is a sampling of businesses that have established locations or expanded operations in the St. Louis area in 2015-19.

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Company

New Jobs

     Investment

Industry

Expansion Month-Year

World Wide Technology 500     IT Service/ Manufacturing 2020
 Multiply 55     Digital Publishing 2018 
 Melton Machine & Control Co. 40     Automated Manufacturing  2018-2020 
 Union Station 100   $45,000,000  Entertainment (New Aquarium) 2019 
 Amazon Inc. 1,500     Transportation/ Distribution 2019 
 Square Inc. 300     Financial Services 2019-2024 
 Square Inc. 300     Financial Services 2018-2019 
 Hexa Engineers 20     IT/ New Headquarter  2018
 CTC  15    Agriculture/ New Headquarter  2018
 BH North America  50    Fitness/ New Headquarter  2018
 Object Computing  75  $1,000,000  IT Office/ Development 2018 
 Save-A-Lot  64    Food Service 2018 
 Wiegmann Associates 17     HVAC Engineering 2018
 Gateway Arch 150   $380,000,000  Revamp of National Park 2018 
 U.S Steel (Granite City) 300     Manufacturing/ Restarted Blast Furnace  2018
 Ces & Judy's Catering 15   $3,000,000  Catering Service  2018
 Grove Collaborative  116    Transportation/Distribution  2018
 United States Steel Corp.  500    Manufacturing  2018
 Kansas City Southern Railroad 1,000  $500,000,000   Transportation/Distribution 2018
 Cenlar FSB  500    Financial Services 2018
NICE Rail Products 82  $635,439   Rail Tie Manufacturing 2018 
 Flying Colours 70    Aerospace Manufacturing 2018 
 
Seyer Industries
125   $26,500,000  Aerospace manufacturing expansion 2018
 Amazon Inc.  384    Transportation /  Distribution  2017
Chameleon Integrated Services  60     IT Services  2017
 Serioplast   $3,150,000   Manufacturing  2017
 Trans-Lux  90  $2,300,000   Manufacturing   2017 
 CliqStudios 98 $1,950,000   Manufacturing 2017
 Pfizer  80   $200,000,000  Medical / Pharmaceutical  2017-2020 
 MiTek  200     Manufacturing  2017 
 Abstrakt 100    Headquarters 2017
 Nestle 300    IT Jobs from California  2017-2018
Boeing Corp. 500    Aerospace Research & Technology  2017-2020
Charter Communications  1,300 $16,000,000  IT Services 2013-2017 
BlueStrata EHR 98 $138,000  Health Record Startup 2017
CliqStudios 98 $1,950,000  Kitchen Designer/Manufacturer  2017 
Reckitt Benckiser  50    Consumer Goods 2017
Spray Dynamics 50-60     Food Manufacturer 2017
World Wide Technology 500  $95,000,000  IT Services 2017 
Cushman & Wakefield 600  $17,400,000  Real Estate 2016-19 
BizLibrary 90    IT Services 2016-19
KPMG 175    IT Services 2016-19 
Centene 1000  $772,000,000  Headquarters 2016-19 
Diode Dynamics 200 $400,000   Manufacturing 2016-19
Sigma-Aldrich 100 $10,000,000   Research 2016-17 
CenturyLink   190     IT Services  2016-2017 
Chameleon Integrated Services  45  $22,000,000  IT Services   2016-17 
Reckitt Benckiser 50
$31,500,000
 Manufacturing  2016-17
Lacgene 30     Headquarters  2016-17
LMI Aerospace 60 $17,500,000 Aerospace Manufacturer 2016-17
 Boundless  20    Information Technology 2016 
 Air Evac Medical 145     Health Services 2016 
 Delta Queen Steamboat Co.  120   Transportation/Distribution 2016 
Scott Air Force Base  950 retained  $100,000,000  IT Services 2016 
US Census Bureau 150     IT Services 2016 
 Anacomp Inc.  50 $1,700,000   IT Services 2016
Virbac 144   $37,900,000  Manufacturing 2016 
AT&T 50     IT Services 2016 
KPMG  175   Information Technology 2015-18 
Square  200   Information Technology 2015-20
SKF Corp.  73   Manufacturing 2015-21
Boeing Corp.  700   Aircraft Manufacturing 2017
Watlow  50  $30,000,000 Industrial Electric Heaters Fall 2016
Brew Hub  55  $20,000,000 Brewery Early 2016
Menard's 129  $29,000,000  Transportation/ Distribution  2015-2016
St. Louis Brewing Company    $20,000,000 Brewery 2014-18
 Buddeez 100     Manufacturing 2014-17 
Express Scripts  1,100  $44,000,000 Pharmaceutical Benefits Management 2014-18

Perficient

50-75

IT Consulting

2014-18

Express Scripts

1,500

 $56,000,000

Pharmaceutical Benefits Management

2014-18

Metal Container Corporation 70  $150,000,000 Can and Aluminum bottle manufacturing 2014-17
Scott Air Force Base 320    $16,000,000 New Cyber Security Squadrons 2014-16

Watlow 

50

  $30,000,000

Industrial Electric Heaters

2014-16

Monsanto

675

$400,000,000

Research facility

2013-16