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 18 Fortune 1000 headquarters, of which 9 are Fortune 500.

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Company

Rank

Revenues
($ Billions)


Express Scripts Holdings

22

101.8


Centene

124

22.8


Emerson Electric

128

22.3


Monsanto

189

15.0


Reinsurance Group of America

271

10.4


Jones Financial

382

6.7


Graybar Electric

423

6.1


Ameren

425

6.1


Peabody Energy

458

5.6


Post Holdings

535

4.6


Olin

761

2.9


Panera Bread

797

2.7


Caleres

824

2.6


Arch Coal

826

2.6


Edgewell Personal Care

856

2.4


Stifel Financial

872

2.4


Belden

887

2.3


Spire    980 2.0  

Source: "Fortune 1000" Fortune, 2016.

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

15

Enterprise Holdings

45

World Wide Technology

50

Edward Jones

57

Graybar Electric

89

Apex Oil

165

McCarthy Holdings

168

Schnuck Markets

 213 Alberici Corp.

Source:  “America’s Largest Private Companies” Forbes, 2016.

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 Sigma-Aldrich, a global supplier of fine chemicals and research supplies.

According to data compiled by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2016, St. Louis’s 25 largest international companies had international sales of over $114.9 billion in 2015.

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 2016 ranks include 36 companies based in the St. Louis metropolitan area; 14 St. Louis-based firms ranked in the top 2,000:

89.      Worth Clark Realty 
182.    ONE3LED
252.    LinkedSelling
540.    Nvision IT
784.    Mid America Logistics 
952.    Aegis Strategies
984.    Evolve Digital Labs 
1147.  Paradowski 
1577.  Clearent 
1721.  Better Life 
1727.  Gemini Consulting & Services 
1772.  GadellNet Consulting Services 
1803.  Secure Data Technologies 
1956.  ShedsForLessDirect.com 

The following is a sampling of businesses that have established locations or expanded operations in the St. Louis area in 2015-17.

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Company

New Jobs

     Investment

Industry

Expansion Month-Year

 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 
Eurofins Panlabs 55   Medical/ Pharmaceuticals 2015 
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
IKEA  300   Furniture and Home Décor 2015 
Seventh Wave  40  $11,000,000 Biotech Laboratory 2015
AB Mauri  50   Regional Sales 2015
Spectrum Brands  45  $1,000,000 Consumer Products 2015
AdvancePierre  50   Manufacturing 2015
Centerville Health Center  200 $3,000,000  Medical / Pharmaceutical 2015
General Motors  750 Automotive Manufacturing 2015
Centene Corporation  200 Financial Claims Center 2015
Danforth Plant Science Center  100   $45,000,000 Medical Research 2015
General Motors  55  $133,000,000  Automotive Manufacturing 2015
St. Louis Brewing Company    $20,000,000 Brewery 2014-18
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

Danforth Plant Science Center

100

  $45,000,000

Plant research center

2015

Spectrum Brands 45 $1,000,000 Establishing Pet, Home & Garden divisional HQ 2015
Centene Corp. 200   Claims center in Ferguson 2015

General Motors

55

$130,000,000

Automotive plant

2015

Monsanto

675

$400,000,000

Research facility

2013-16