Live and Work in St. Louis

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ main office is located downtown at Locust Street and Broadway. (View map.) Our organization’s work/life balance and employee-centric culture make it a great place to work. And the charm of our many unique neighborhoods makes St. Louis a great place to live.

Aerial view of the downtown St. Louis skyline.

View of downtown St. Louis from the Gateway Arch.

Why you’ll love living in the St. Louis area

Thinking about calling the Gateway City home? St. Louis boasts diverse cultural, sports, outdoor and culinary scenes that rival those of most major cities. Historic neighborhoods, startup communities and an impressive number of free attractions combine to make our city a great place to advance your career.

  • One of the Brookings Institution’s rising innovation districts in the nation, with the city’s Cortex area—a 200-acre hub of entrepreneurship.
  • Home to the 11-time World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and the 2019 Stanley Cup hockey champions, the St. Louis Blues. New in 2023: St. Louis CITY Soccer Club, an expansion team that became the first in Major League Soccer history to win its first four games.
  • A foodie’s paradise home to James Beard-nominated and award-winning chefs. Called “a food and dining scene impressive in its caliber, expansive in its diversity, and uncommon in its breadth” by Food & Wine magazine.
  • Recently ranked No. 1 on LinkedIn’s list of top 15 cities to launch your career.
  • Site of Forest Park, one of the country’s largest urban parks, over 1.5 times larger than Central Park. Named the best city park in 2022 and 2023 by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice awards.
  • Headquarters of Fortune 500 companies including Centene, Edward Jones and Emerson. Also home to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, World Wide Technology, Wells Fargo Advisors, Energizer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West, Purina, Rawlings, St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Anheuser-Busch’s flagship brewery.
  • Dozens of free cultural and family activities, including the nationally acclaimed Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Holocaust Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Grant’s Farm, and a long lineup of fun festivals for all – Big Muddy Blues Festival, The Festival of Nations, St. Louis PrideFest, St. Louis African Arts Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Shakespeare Festival, Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival, St. Louis Greek Festival, and more.
  • Home to the 160-year-old Missouri Botanical Garden, featuring 79 acres of gardens, which boast 4,800 trees, 1,200 species of plants and a 14-acre Japanese garden.
  • Home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the second-oldest orchestra in the country, The Black Rep, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The MUNY (America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater), Jazz St. Louis, the SLSO IN UNISON Chorus, the National Blues Museum, World Chess Hall of Fame, the Magic House, the “weirdly wonderful” City Museum, Circus Flora, and more.
  • No. 6 most beautiful and affordable place to live in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine.

The Greater St. Louis area and its 2.8 million people offer all this and more: outstanding schools, internationally ranked universities and hospitals, diverse neighborhoods full of character, family-friendly living and, as we say, “you can get anywhere in St. Louis in 20 minutes.” Join the St. Louis Fed and learn why we love living and working in the Gateway City.

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The St. Louis Fed has earned a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, known as the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.


Wonder who works at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis? Our employees bring diverse experiences and viewpoints. Jobs range from bank examiners to graphic designers, ITS professionals to economists.

Diversity isn’t just talked about at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; it’s practiced in every area of our organization. We believe that our differences are what make us stronger.

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