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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -The Forbes Top 200 Places for Business and Careers is out and St. Louis ranks 23rd. 

Forbes write-up said St. Louis is occupied by nearly 40 colleges, universities, and technical schools some of the largest being Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and University of Missouri–St. Louis. In addition to its importance as a bio-tech and business center, the rivers and Port of St. Louis play a large role in moving goods throughout the country.

 Number one on the list is Raleigh, N.C. Forbes reports Raleigh and nearby Durham (ranked No. 31) get a strong boost from three elite schools in the surrounding area in University of North Carolina, Duke University and North Carolina State.

Kansas CIty and Springfield are ranked 55 and 67 respectively while Chicago is ranked number 80.

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