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Committed to Growing St. Charles!

When it comes to finding the right place to locate your business, you can be assured we will do our best to gather the resources together to make your project work.

Since 2008, St. Charles has witnessed over $560 Million of new development.  The Economic Development Department has assisted in many successful projects.  Here are a few examples.


Pharma Medica Research
The Toronto-based company conducts research and development for pharmaceutical companies as well as performs trials. They offer a wide range of services in this space including scientific affairs, medical writing, clinical conduct, bioanalysis, data management and clinical trial monitoring. Pharma Medica plans to make a $30.8 Million capital investment and create 320 new jobs at its first U.S. facility in St. Charles.

Eastern Metal Supply
Eastern Metal is a first-class supplier of aluminum products based upon the principles of service and quality.  Eastern Metal acquired seven (7) acres of land in St. Charles and has completed construction of a new facility at 68,000 sq ft. An additional 45,000+ sq ft of warehouse space will be added as demand increases with a total build of 114,000 sq ft.

Integrity Solution Services Inc
Integrity Solutions Services is one of the largest private CRM/ARM/BPO companies in the U.S.  They employ more than 3,400 people and provide BPO services, first-party and early stage collection services and third-party recovery collections to some of the largest and most recognizable companies in the U.S.  This project consisted of relocating and expanding a local branch to St. Charles, helping to capture available incentives for workforce development and hiring 400 additional employees. 

University Commons
University Commons is anchored by a Schnucks grocery store with attached mixed-use development located directly across from Lindenwood University.  This project consisted of several partnerships working together to meet the needs of the community.  Lindenwood University, the City of St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph’s Health Center and the US Post Office all came together to make this project work and construction is underway with completion in late 2014.

The Streets of St. Charles
The Streets of St. Charles is a distinctive 1,000,000 square foot mixed-use community with retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality, residential and office components.  This exciting development continues to be built adding luxury apartments, a movie theater, several restaurants, offices and shopping venues.


Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, St. Charles
As one of the first casinos to open in the St. Louis area, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles has long been a gaming leader in the region. With the completion of its $265 Million luxury hotel and spa, Ameristar is poised to become the most popular gaming and entertainment destination in Greater St. Louis.

ELTEK International Laboratories
ELTEK International Laboratories is an independent Electrical Insulation Materials and Electrical Insulation Systems testing laboratory. ELTEK tests more Electrical Insulation Systems than any other laboratory in the world. ELTEK International Laboratories is proud to be an IAS (International Accreditation Service) Accredited Test Laboratory.


Fountain Lakes Commerce Center
The Fountain Lakes Commerce Center is a 500 acre mixed-use business development with 150 acres of adjacent land and amenities including:   80 acres of stocked lakes; a wetland observation area; seven (7) mile running trail; recreation area; and soccer fields. Fountain Lakes Commerce center adjoins New Town at St. Charles, a new urbanism residential development.  At full build-out, Fountain Lakes will result in approximately $300 Million of new investment and several thousand jobs.