According to Forbes magazine, St. Louis is a model for how cities can become a tech hub.
Forbes spoke to local business owners who say the city has come a long way in developing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. In the past several years tech startups like Appistry, CrowdSource, and Lockerdome have decided to call St. Louis home.
Forbes also says local officials are continuing work to enhance St. Louis' reputation by starting a program that will raise $100 million over five years to help tech business development.
The New York Yankees are America's most valuable sports franchise but European soccer clubs are the world champs, including a team that will be playing here in St Louis next month.
ABC News reports Spain's soccer powerhouse Real Madrid can boast of one more trophy. According to Forbes its now the world's most valuable sports franchise - worth $3.3 billion.
Manchester United is in 2nd place Barcelona third .The New York Yankees come in 4th. NFL teams have the most Facebook and Twitter followers in the the US. Forbes says the 30 top teams have 60 million fans. But Barcelona's soccer club has more than that by itself.
Spain's soccer powerhouse Real Madrid will be playing in an exhibition game against Inter Milan August tenth at the Edward Jones Dome.