Centrally located in the suburbs of St Louis is the West Port Center, housed in the well-established Gold Tower at West Port Plaza offering treetop views and featuring well-appointed conference rooms and hi-spec shared areas. The plaza is home to many amenities, including hotels and a conference center, available to use without ever crossing a street. The St Louis region fosters business growth and features a range of start-ups to Fortune 500 companies that are players in the global economy. It is a center for innovative industries including plant and medical sciences, IT and advanced manufacturing. The area also leads in transportation, distribution and logistics, and has a number of long-established industries. Greater St Louis is the headquarters for 19 Fortune 1000 companies, including 10 in the Fortune 500. The center is accessed off 1-270 and Page Avenue, 30 minutes from downtown St Louis.