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Where We Stand shows St. Louis to be affordable metro area with steady, slow growth

Where We Stand was first published in 1992, and its fifth edition was published in 2006. Subtitled the “Strategic Assessment of the St. Louis Region, “ the sixth edition released on July 27th is a 88-page report, complete with 129 metro rankings, and is available on the East-West Gateway website, http://blog.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/library/wws/wws2011.pdf .

According to this version of Where We Stand (WWS) the St. Louis metropolitan area has avoided the worst effects of the current economic downturn and continues a modest population growth of 4.1 percent. St. Louis compares favorably to its peer regions when considering cost of living, health care coverage, crime, fewer seniors living in poverty, commute times to

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