Data Centers

The Show-me-State history in information technology dates back to the late 1800's when companies like the Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company, now ATT, were founded. Fast forward to today, all MasterCard transactions pass through our territory and so much more. Being able to transmit data and information has always been a part of our framework.

Powering growth through business expansion

Accenture Federal Services announced plans last month to open an advanced technology center in St. Louis, adding 1,400 jobs to the region over the next five years. The expansion will offer custom digital, cloud, automation, artificial intelligence and cyber solutions to federal government agencies. Ameren Missouri's team was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. A quote from Steve Johnson, president and CEO of AllianceSTL, highlights how business partnerships, including our role as a trusted and reliable energy provider, helped close the deal. "We worked in close collaboration throughout this process with our great partners at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the Missouri Partnership, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, and Ameren Missouri.


  • The State of Missouri employs more than 56,600 people in the information technology sector and more than 100,000 in the broader technology sector. (Source: U.S. Census CBP, State of Missouri)
  • The global headquarters for World Wide Technology, an $11 billion global information technology company, and Mastercard's Global Operations Center are based in the St. Louis region.
  • Missouri is located along the two longest rivers in the United States, the Missouri and the Mississippi, whose large aquifers provide abundant water resources throughout the Ameren Missouri service territory.
  • Ameren Missouri offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Our electric rates are 24% lower than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by Ameren Missouri's affordable system, search our sites database at AmerenMissouri.com/economicdevelopment.

Excellent Talent

  • Over 338,496 students are currently enrolled in four-year and two-year higher education programs. (Source: MO DHEWD)
  • Missouri produces over 4,600 engineers annually (includes all undergraduate and post graduate degrees. (Source: IPEDS, Alliance STL)

Research and on the Job Training


Launch Code

A national nonprofit that started in Missouri. They offer free tech education and job placement opportunities to bring new people from all backgrounds into the tech field and reshape the way employers think about hiring.

Kode with Klossy

A two-week summer program for young women ages 13 to 18 to learn how to build real-life apps at any coding experience level.

Washington University of St. Louis Boot Camp

Provides skills to help further or start a career in data analytics or cybersecurity. Through cutting-edge curricula, skilled instructors and an in-person classroom environment, classes will provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Claim Academy 

Offers training to become a software engineer in 12 weeks. Start a new career, secure a job in Full Stack Java, Full Stack C#/.Net, Front End Javascript or in Cybersecurity. Study at the top ranked coding boot camp in the United States. Students get hired by companies such as IBM, Boeing, Mastercard, Wells Fargo, FedEx and Bayer.

Leading IT Companies and Data Centers located in Missouri

IT Companies

Bick Group
Cass Information Systems
Charter Communications
Emerson Electric Company
Jack Henry & Associates
MEMC Electronic Materials
World Wide Technology

Data Centers

Amazon.com, Inc.
Bayer Crop Science
Bank of America
DST Systems, Inc.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Spectrum Brands
US Bank

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