Florissant Business Signs
Florissant is a city located in the mid-eastern-most portion of the present-day U.S. state of Missouri. Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for thousands of years. In fact, this area was a hub for Mississippian Culture and there was a major city, now known as the Cahokia Mounds, in the region, which was active from 900 AD to 1500 AD. Following the Mississippian Culture, other Native cultures made the area their home, such as the Siouan-speaking Osage and the Illiniwek peoples. As for Florissant, Missouri itself, the exact date of early European settlement is largely unknown. However, Florissant, Missouri’s first civil government officially formed in 1786. At this time, it was a French town inhabited by French settlers, but it was ruled over by the Spanish Empire. At this time, the town was called ‘Fleurissant’ – French for ‘Blooming’ by the French while the Spanish called it ‘St. Ferdinand.’ However, soon after, the name Florissant, Missouri took off.
Today, according to a 2017 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Florissant, Missouri has a total population of 52,158 people. This makes it the 13th most populous city in the entire state of Missouri. Additionally, Florissant, Missouri is considered a suburb of the city of St. Louis. According to a later estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018, the St. Louis metropolitan area has a total population of 2,807,338 people. This makes it the second most populous metropolitan area in the state of Missouri and the 20th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States of America.
CNN’s Money Magazine ranked Florissant, Missouri 76th on its list of Top 100 Best Places to Live – America’s Best Small Cities in 2012. Then, subsequently, in 2014, Florissant, Missouri was ranked as “the #1 Best Small City to Retire To in America and the 2nd Safest City in Missouri.”
But Florissant, Missouri isn’t all about safety and retirement, though. Of course not! Florissant, Missouri is home to a booming secondary education industry. One of its most famous institutions of higher learning is a theological college called Saint Louis Christian College. Saint Louis Christian College, which was established in 1956, is affiliated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. It has 153 students enrolled into its programs.
Elsewhere, Florissant, Missouri is also home to St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, which is a public community college nearby. St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, which was established in 1971, currently has 7,210 students in total enrolled into its various academic programs.
Finally, and perhaps most impressively, Florissant, Missouri is also home to the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). This public research university was established back in 1960 and is part of the larger University of Missouri System. As of 2013, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) has a $281.3 million endowment, with 16,989 students enrolled into its various programs as of the Fall Semester of 2016. The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)’s Tritons play in NCAA Division II – GLVC.
Do you happen to be the owner of a small business in and/or around the Florissant, Missouri area? Have you ever considered the possibility of perhaps becoming such an entrepreneur one day? Well have no fear, for we have provided prospective small business owners with the sorts of resources they may need to pursue their dreams below:
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