O’Fallon is part of the metropolitan St. Louis area, and many O’Fallon residents commute to-and-from St. Louis for work. However, O’Fallon has established its own economy that continues to gain strength, especially in the following areas:
Within the city limits are satellite campuses of Lindenwood University and Webster University, and residents are served by three high-ranking public school systems: Francis Howell R-III School District, Fort Zumwalt School District and Wentzville R-IV School District. Also serving O’Fallon are Christian High School and St. Dominic High School.
More than 30 health and wellness operations are experiencing success throughout the city, including Progress West Hospital that opened in 2007. Medical services at Progress West include cancer care, heart care, orthopedics, pediatric care, surgery, and women and infant care.
A long and successful history of manufacturing continues to contribute to the economy of O’Fallon. Major manufacturers include AFB International, Drug Package, True Manufacturing and WB Industries, which custom-makes metal fabrication products for customers in industries such as aviation, automotive, defense and government infrastructure.
The City of O’Fallon has more than a dozen departments of local government, including building and permits, code enforcement, municipal court, parks and recreation, planning and development, police and public works.
Hundreds of small stores and boutiques in O’Fallon are doing good business, including small retailers like At Home, Flinkles, Krekeler Jewelers, Marie Angelique and Mozingo Music. Large shopping destinations in the city are O’Fallon Center and O’Fallon Square.
The world of finance is big business in O’Fallon, home to nearly 40 banks and more than 25 financial service providers. Leading local banks and lenders include American Bank of Missouri, American Eagle Credit Union, Bank of Old Monroe and Central Bank of St. Louis.
The insurance industry is a key player in the economy of O’Fallon, with nearly 20 companies doing business. Some of the insurance leaders are American Family Insurance, Charles Schwab & Co., Country Financial and Jeff Lang Insurance Agency.
Five construction companies in O’Fallon specialize in commercial projects, while another 15 are involved in home building. Top local companies include EP Construction, Greener Construction, Leader Construction Company and Schneider Construction Services.
A total of 30 nonprofits exist throughout the O’Fallon and St. Charles County region. Some of the more well-known organizations are The Center for Autism Education, O’Fallon Kiwanis Club, O’Fallon Lions Club and O’Fallon Rotary Club.