Saint Louis was first founded in 1793 and was a major trading post for the first few years of its existence, as it was located right at the border of known civilization. However, it was because of its location – right at the confluence of the Missouri River and the Mississippi River – that the city grew into a major economic powerhouse in the region. Today, St. Louis is one of the largest cities in the U.S., and its metropolitan area has a population of over 2.5 million, making it the 15th largest in the U.S.
Though the city was founded as a trading post and was primarily based on farming and agriculture, as well as light retail, after the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. the city became a major manufacturing powerhouse, thanks to all that free power of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.This made it a very popular area for immigrants new to the country to migrate to, as there were plenty of jobs that didn’t need a lot of training. However, during the 20th century the city’s manufacturing areas began to degrade, and it fell into a major depression until roughly the turn of the 21st century. Today, Saint Louis’ economy has diversified greatly, and it has deep roots in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, education and medicine, among many others.
During the summer months, average highs in the city reach into the mid-to-upper 80’s, with overnight lows often dropping in the mid-to-upper 50’s. This sort of weather is perfect for auto transport carriers, and thanks to its location and size it is a very popular auto transport location regardless of the weather. In many instances it’s more difficult to acquire auto transport services in the winter months, but Saint Louis doesn’t see a lot of snow and thanks to its large population auto transporters are constantly running routes to or from the city, so you really shouldn’t have many problems acquiring good auto transport quotes to or from Saint Louis.
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