Downtown by the Numbers


  • Downtown St. Louis is the geographic and economic center of the St. Louis region
  • 19th largest metro area in the United States (population 2.8 Million)
  • Investment Downtown since 2000: Over $5 Billion
  • Daily population of 133,000+ with workers, residents, and visitors.  Largest office population in the region with 88,000 employees
  • Recent development highlights: Peabody Opera House (former Kiel Opera House), Mercantile Exchange (former St. Louis Centre), The Laurel (former Dillard’s building), and the Leather Trades Artist Lofts



  • 11 Million square feet of Class A and B office space. Largest inventory of contiguous Class A space in the region, plus new creative spaces in mixed-use renovations of historic buildings
  • World, national or regional headquarters for Fortune 1000 companies: Ameren, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AT&T, Bank of America, CPI Corp., Fleishman Hillard, HOK, Ralcorp, NestlePurina, Peabody Energy, Stifel Financial, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo Advisors



  • 150+ new shops, restaurants and services (400,000 square feet) opened since 2003
  • Home to the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, City Museum, Edward Jones Dome, Scottrade Center, Union Station, Citygarden and other attractions



  • $1.4 Billion spent and 67 new residential properties
  • 6,000 new residents added since 2000, 13,500 residents total
  • Continuing to maintain above 90% residential occupancy