St. Louis Stands Out As Plant Science Hub, Experts Say

The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis Arch | Photo by Nicole Lunger
The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis | Photo by Nicole Lunger

One designation that may not receive as much attention as St. Louis’ baseball fervency or its crime stats is its reputation as a major hub for plant science research. It’s the type of status that’s bringing countless other professionals in the field to the region.

While deeming a city the “best” in plant science research is subjective, there is widespread agreement from experts across the country that St. Louis possesses essential commercial, higher educational and institutional elements to stand out from the crowd.

That collection of institutions and companies, some say, make St. Louis a “magnet” for startups. Smaller companies can use the laboratories and equipment of nearby facilities to substantially reduce their capital costs.

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