Where We Stand (WWS) tracks the health of the St. Louis region among peer metropolitan areas, provides a consistent yardstick to gauge “where we stand.” The third edition, released in 1999, ranks the region among 35 peers on a range of topics, including demographics, the economy, and education. In this edition, the peer regions are metropolitan areas that had a population of 950,000 people or more and was within 500 miles of St. Louis, or had an economic function similar to the St. Louis region. The Gateway Trends Newsletters, or Where We Stand Updates, examine specific topics in more detail and/or update the WWS tables with more recently released data. Updates to the third edition cover the following topics: population, age composition, immigration, motor vehicle crashes, job and earnings growth, public education, earnings for computer and math jobs, population changes, and local government.
Reports 1999 Community & Economic Development