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St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri after Kansas City. It has an estimated population of 308,000 people and covers 66 square miles along the Missouri River in the eastern part of the state. St. Louis is an independent city, meaning that it doesn’t belong to any county, and area code 314 includes the cities of Maryland Heights, Hazelwood, Saint Ann, and others as well. St. Louis is strategically located near other major cities in the Midwest and sits 248 miles from Kansas City and 296 miles from Chicago.
St. Louis was founded in 1764 and incorporated in 1822. The city is named after King Louis IX of France, who was also canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church. In 1803 St. Louis became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.
The population grew swiftly in the mid-1800’s. In the early 1900’s the city went through industrialization, causing the number of residents to expand to almost 900,000 people at one point. Many moved out to the suburbs and the city’s population is now stable around 300,000 people. St. Louis is implementing revitalization efforts throughout the city and is the 62nd largest in the United States.
There are seven Fortune 500 companies that call St. Louis home. Express Scripts Holding, Centene, Emerson Electric, Monsanto, Graybar Electric, Amaren, and Peabody Energy all made the 2018 list. Additionally, Post Holdings, Stifel Financial, Caleres, Belden, and Arch Coal were listed on the Fortune 1000 roundup as well.
Some of the biggest industries in the St. Louis area code are tourism, manufacturing, service, energy, healthcare, and transport. The five biggest employers in the city are BJC Health Care, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Washington University, SSM Health, and Mercy. Other major companies in area code 314 include Wells Fargo, Defence Finance and Accounting Service, the St. Louis Board of Education, and more.
Although the unemployment rate in the St. Louis area code is slightly above the US national average at 5.9%, the city is expecting over 40% future job growth in the next ten years. The average household income in St. Louis is $35,000, which comes in lower than the US national average of $53,000, and 12% of the population is making $100,000 or more annually.
The most common occupation for residents in area code 314 is health care and social assistance, while the accommodation food services industry and the educational services industry round out the top three.
In 2015, Forbes ranked St. Louis at #7 on their list of “America’s Most Affordable Cities.” Conde Nast Traveler also chose St. Louis as one of their “6 US Cities to Watch in 2017.” The city has plenty of notable events to attend throughout the year. Some of the most popular that take place in area code 314 are the St. Louis Auto Show, the St. Louis Art Fair, the Taste of St. Louis, and the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.
Nextiva VoIP services will help your business expand in St. Louis without a major hit to the budget. Instead of hiring a new team or opening a new location, simply use Nextiva digital phone systems. They come with instant activation and every St. Louis area code will connect your company to the local economy. Install yours today and answer calls to area code 314 from any internet connected device, anywhere in the world.
Beyond your St. Louis area code, Nextiva will revolutionize the way you do business. Take advantage of the many free features that are included with your VoIP package, like voicemail to email services, call recording, and conference call capabilities, to run your business better. Then, get started with the Nextiva Auto Attendant. The pre-recorded software efficiently gets your customers to the right extension while also saving time and money for your business.
Best of all, growing your business is easy with Nextiva by your side. The NextOS software keeps you organized and in-control no matter where in the world you’re working from. Access all of your users, callers, features, and billing in one place so you and your employees are always in the loop.
Then, grow beyond your St. Louis area code with the Nextiva flexible upgrade system. We know that no two businesses are the same, so you have the freedom to expand at your own pace. Start with area code 314 and expand across the country by simply choosing the area codes you want, when you want them.
Even better, the affordable pricing from Nextiva makes a St. Louis area code possible for businesses with any budget. Take the next step and introduce your company in Missouri with peace of mind because the “no hidden fees” guarantee ensures you’ll never find any extra charges on your bill.
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