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Economic Development

It takes power to grow a business and that power comes from trusted partnerships. With the help of business and community partners in Missouri, we can help your business grow. Our economic development team works with companies every day looking to expand or relocate to the Ameren Missouri service territory. See why Missouri is a great place to do business. 

Economic Development Incentive

Ameren Missouri offers one of the nation’s best economic development incentive program.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is at the heart of communities in our region of greater St. Louis and eastern Missouri where a competitive cost environment helps companies to thrive. The cost of doing business in Missouri is 4.1 percent below the national average. (Source: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center)
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St. Louis is considered to be the top location for global agriculture technology and the home of the plant and biotech corridor, attracting large commodity and food brands to the region. The global center of agriculture technology, 39 North, consists of leading plant and life science companies and research institutions.
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Logistics and Transportation

Ameren Missouri communities provide strategic and least-cost advantages to firms shipping raw materials, manufactured products and consumer goods to global and domestic markets. At the crossroads of river, rail, interstate and air, Missouri offers intermodal access to markets throughout the central United States.
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By the Numbers

  • 1.2 million electric customers
  • 130,000 natural gas customers
  • Operating in 64 counties
  • Serving more than 500 communities

  • $915 million in infrastructure investments in 2018
  • Retail electric rates 18% below national average
  • Generating capacity of 10,200 megawatts

Companies chose to do business in the Ameren Missouri service territory for many reasons.

  • We offer one of the most favorable economic development rate incentive programs in the country, thanks to the Smart Energy Plan.
  • We attract a thriving and skilled workforce.
  • Our business and residential customers have come to expect exceptional service.
  • Several diverse industries are rooted here: agribusiness, manufacturing, logistics and transportation.

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Workforce Demographics

The Ameren area boasts a workforce over 3.1 million strong. Energized by education and experience, the talent pool and famous Midwest work ethic translate to a workforce that's both dependable and highly productive.
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Community Development

We support communities by providing tools, databases, consultations, and other community development programs. 
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Ameren's service area is a bustling hub for many lucrative industries. The communities in this area are home to plentiful resources and large manufacturers.
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