The St. Louis region boasts one of America’s great metropolises in the Gateway City, with
almost ten Fortune 500 firms, world-class museums, restaurants, shopping, and sports
(baseball's Cardinals, football's Rams). Leading industries include retail trade,
professional and technical services, construction, food services and administrative and support
services such as Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AG Edwards and Anhueser-Busch.
The regional average wage was $1028 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2012.