Innovation and Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the City that Gets Things Done

Take a look around St. Joseph, and you’ll see that we were the first to invent things like pancake mix and saltine crackers. We invented the gym floor finish where basketball champions stake their claim nationwide, and we make most of the digital signs that shout out to travelers everywhere for a quick gas or lotto stop. This spirit of “making a way” and getting things done continues to take us forward. It’s evident today in our ranking as No. 5 in the nation for start-ups by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2014. We are also a top city for agricultural and life sciences; at the Kit Bond Science & Technology Incubator; the Steven Craig School of Business; and at the state-of-the-art emPowerU campus, to name a few. You’ll also see this energy across our weekly and monthly networking events, task forces committees and new collaborative work spaces — where great minds come together with great ideas.