Plant and food science occupy a signifi cant portion of this 18th-largest US metro area. Monsanto, Bunge, Ralcorp and Solae are headquartered here. The Danforth Plant Science Center conducts world-class research aimed at meeting world demand for food, fuel and fiber. Pfizer maintains a major R&D facility in suburban St. Louis.
Twenty-eight universities, including Washington University, St. Louis University, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis, enroll 110,000 students and turn out 25,000 graduates each year. Pierre Laclede would be proud of how his little trading post has progressed.St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Assocation
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