The business environment in the South County region is as progressive as it is diverse. Many national and international firms are proud to make their home here. They realize the advantages of doing business here; strong civic leadership, highly educated and motivated workforce, and a diverse customer base, all lead to long-term success! Employers know that the local labor force here is as skilled as anywhere in the nation. The South County area manufactures a wide variety of products and provides an equally varied amount of professional services. Within St. Louis County alone, there are nearly 4,000 branches or subsidiaries of Fortune 1000 companies.