The Region

Regional Workforce

The Washington region offers employers a diverse workforce from skilled laborers to service professionals. The community has long worked to build a pipeline for local students to integrate into our regional workforce. The Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Program also provides recent graduates a chance to network, find new career opportunities, and meet other Young Professionals from all backgrounds. Watch the YP's video on WashMo below;

The following are plans, demographic information and studies specific to Washington and the State of Missouri.  This includes a recently adopted Strategic Plan for Economic Development.

PDF Icon 2018 Traffic Counts
PDF Icon Housing and Population Demographics 
PDF Icon Regional Workforce Profile for Franklin County, Missouri
PDF Icon Strategic Plan 
PDF Icon Washington Area Taxing Jurisdiction Rates for 2023  
PDF Icon Washington Labor Market Profile 

Washington Transportation

The Highway 47 Missouri River Bridge

The bridge is complete! Alberci was awarded the contracting bid on the $63,000,000 structure. In September of 2014 the Missouri Department of Transportation was awarded a $10 million TIGER grant towards the replacement of the bridge to assist in the local efforts to enhance the bridge. Enhancements to the structure are depicted in the renderings. To date, $800,000 has been set aside for the enhancements by the local communities of the City of Washington, Missouri, Franklin County, Missouri and Warren County, Missouri. Construction was complete in 2019.

A live video and renderings of the bridge can be found at the link below.
Highway 47 Missouri River Bridge  

Washington Regional Airport

The City of Washington owns and operates a regional airport located just 5 minutes from downtown. Click here for more information.

Lambert International Airport

St. Louis' Lambert International Airport is within 55 miles of Washington Missouri. Lambert is owned and operated by the City of St. Louis. Lambert employs over 15,000 people through airlines, vendors, service companies and the City of St. Louis. Of the 15,000 people, over 520 are City of St. Louis employees. Location: 11 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis along I-70 between I-170 and I-270. The airport controls approximately 3970 acres of land: 1845 acres inside a secured operating area (2.8 square miles). Another 2125 acres are owned outside of fenced area (3.3 square miles).

Runways are as follows:

Runway 12L/30R Length - 9,003 feet Width - 150 feet
Runway 12R/30L Length - 11,019 feet Width - 200 feet
Runway 6/24 Length - 7,602 feet Width - 150 feet
Runway 11/29 Length - 9,000 feet Width - 150 feet
Lambert has a 5.1 billion annual economic impact on the St. Louis region.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport 

Spirit of St. Louis Airport

The Spirit of St. Louis Airport is located approximately 30 miles west of Washington Missouri in Chesterfield Missouri. The airport provides five full-service Phillips Aviation Performance Centers (APCs) and a 7,485 foot all weather runway, 5,000 foot parallel runway, precision approaches, FAA Control Tower, and 24-hour Customs Services.
Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Amtrak Service

Amtrak train at Washington Missouri StationWashington Missouri is served by Amtrak by the Missouri River Runner. Two trains, both east and west make stops at the city's historic passenger depot located at 300 West Front St. in Downtown Washington.

Amtrak connects service to the entire national system and has had increased ridership over the past three years. Over 12,000 on/off passengers have used the River Runner last year and ridership has surpassed 13,000 in 2012. On-time performance has reached historic highs over the past two years.

Most recently Amtrak has received approval of $13 million in St. Louis for its connection to a high-speed line to Chicago.
Amtrak Website