Where We Stand (WWS) tracks the health of the St. Louis region among peer metropolitan areas and provides a consistent yardstick to gauge “where we stand.” The seventh edition, released in July 2015, presents 222 rankings comparing St. Louis among the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States. Since 1992 East-West Gateway has produced WWS to ignite discussion and help guide decision making. WWS covers a range of topics important to the region including demographics, the economy, and education. This edition includes 90 new measures on topics such as innovation, segregation, and economic opportunity. The Where We Stand Updates examine specific topics in more detail and/or update the WWS tables with more recently released data. Updates to the seventh edition cover the following topics: demographics of business owners; seniors and aging; racial segregation; racial disparity; innovation and entrepreneurship; roadway congestion and system reliability; and population trends.
Reports 2015 Community & Economic Development