Economic Development

The City of Eureka believes building a community where people want to put down roots and build a life is essential to economic development. Studies have shown that people’s loyalty and passion for their community is overwhelmingly driven by three things:

  1. Beauty
  2. How welcoming it is to all kinds of people,
  3. Social offerings (or fun things to do)


Nestled among the rolling hills and rivers of Southwest St. Louis County makes Eureka an extraordinary place to locate a business. We boast many small businesses and several corporate headquarters.

Local Offerings

With over 164 acres of park and public land, businesses and residents get an unparalleled natural experience. Eureka is also unique among other St. Louis County communities for its retention of a small-town atmosphere (street concerts, free summer movies, festivals and much more) while still providing easy access to St. Louis. Beautiful local and state parks and surrounding terrain, quality schools, affordable housing and low crime are just a few of the amenities that make Eureka a great place to live, work and play.

The City of Eureka strives to maintain a close working relationship with the local business community and also with area wide economic development organizations, developers, site location specialists and others involved in business development.

We welcome any inquiries and follow-up questions you might have regarding development opportunities available in Eureka, the premier location for development in the Tri-County area!

Business License

You can pay for your business license online on the applications and forms page of the website.  You must also submit a paper copy of your license application.



While many cities in St. Louis County are shrinking or stagnant, Eureka has grown from 7,676 residents to 11,646 since the 2020 census. Our retail trade area attracts just over 79,000 consumers.


Eureka is the 11th wealthiest zip code in the St. Louis Region and the fastest growing municipality in St. Louis County. McBride Homes just announced a new housing development that will add an estimated 520 single family homes to our City. Eureka’s goal will always be to ensure that new projects whether residential or commercial are beneficial to our community with the least amount of impact to neighbors, while still maintaining reasonable growth objectives and sound property uses.

Our City is unique in its beauty and surroundings. As projects and plans develop, our staff and officials will review the submissions and work with home and commercial builders toward goals that allow our City to flourish without forgetting the reasons we love to live and work here.