Missouri has long been known for its strong industrial economy, deep agricultural heritage and strong financial acumen, but in recent years it has become known as a booming center for technology and innovation.
Mobile payments company Square recently opened the doors at its Missouri office in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. The office is predicted to employ more than 200 people, and is Square’s second largest office. Square was founded by St. Louis natives Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey.
In addition to Square other tech companies are finding success in St. Louis as well. The Business Journals recently released its list of the Top 150 tech companies in the U.S. with 11 St. Louis companies making the list, including three in the top ten. World Wide Technology took the number two spot on the list, while Graybar took 4th, and Barry-Wehmiller Group came in at number ten.