Ste. Genevieve

The Premier Business Location in Southeast Missouri


Ste. Genevieve County is located in the Southeast quadrant of the state of Missouri, approximately one hour South of St. Louis. Our central location offers a safe, small town atmosphere with convenient access to a major metropolitan area, transportation corridors, markets and entertainment via our proximity to the Mississippi River and Interstate 55.

A Certified Work Ready Community

Our work force is frequently described as “first rate” in talent, trainability and dedication. Ste. Genevieve County was recently certified as a Work Ready Community by the National Career Readiness Testing program, with more than 56 % of the workers earning the Silver Level and 32% earning the Gold Level in the NCRT Certificate program.

Business Expansion or Relocation

If you are considering Ste. Genevieve for expansion or relocation purposes, we have several existing commercial facilities as well as shovel-ready sites to choose from. Your management team may also like to know that Ste. Genevieve has excellent educational, healthcare and recreational facilities. Our local hospital was recently recognized as one of the Top 150 Great Places to Work by Becker’s Healthcare Magazine. Our high school graduation rate is 93% while the statewide average is 87%, and 66% of this year's graduates went on to pursue technical education, two or four year colleges.

Local Economy

Manufacturing/mining, education and healthcare are our top employment sectors in the county. For leisure pursuits, there are ten wineries, microbreweries and the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course. In addition, Ste. Genevieve's Historic District has recently been recommended as a new National Park Site due to our status as Missouri's first settlement and the preservation of rare French Colonial architecture dating to the 1700's.

A small town community with big opportunity, that's what you will find in Ste. Genevieve. For information about opening a business in Ste. Genevieve or Ste. Genevieve County, contact the Ste. Genevieve County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) or the Ste. Genevieve Area Chamber of Commerce.

Site selection/GIS Information: County-wide GIS information is available for site selection and/or development purposes at the following link. For a temporary password to access the site please contact Sandra Cabot at 573.883.7097 or Dena Kreitler at 573.883.3686. Ste. Genevieve County GIS link: Integrity GIS site


  • Favorable labor and business climate
  • Parc Ste. Genevieve is a City sponsored development. Additional local or state incentives may be available depending on the end user
[photo] Dena Kreitler

Dena Kreitler
Executive Director

“Take a walk downtown and you will find the ambience and charm of our lovely shops and restaurants. The residents of this community take pride in their homes and the town's culture. We hope that your visit to our beautiful town becomes a treasure for you and your family.”


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Community Events


  • Citizen's Electric Corp
  • Holcim
  • Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital
  • Mississippi Lime
  • Merci Medical Center
  • Lhoist North America