City of St. Charles – Economic Development Department

The St. Charles, Missouri, Economic Development professionals work with industries looking to expand and/or relocate and also serve startup companies. Along with our partners, our Economic Development team provides the most comprehensive assistance to help any business. Through our network of contacts, we are able to leverage resources to assist companies invest to add value and employees.


Centrally located in the heart of the strongest growth area in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Charles, Missouri, provides business and industry the necessary advantages to grow, prosper and innovate for long-term success.

St. Charles’ location offers superior advantages to any company looking for access to interstates, river ports, airports, a trained workforce and premier education facilities.

Visit our website for a guide to opening a business in the city of St. Charles and reach out to learn more about:

  • Location selection 
  • Building permits
  • Inspections
  • Certificate of occupancy 
  • Business license 
  • Additional licenses & permits 
  • Resources
  • More useful contact information

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy


  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Site Location
Contact Information
Mike Klinghammer
200 N. Second Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301