The economic impact of the Saint Louis Zoo is a measure of the amount of and the way that dollars associated with the Zoo circulate through the region. There are three levels of impact the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association considers when they develop these figures: the direct impact, the indirect business impact, and tourism and visitor spending impact. All three of these an be expressed in terms of annual flow of dollars or annual full-time jobs.

2014 Economic Impact 

Full-time Employees 330

Part-time Employees 170

Seasonal Employees  950

Capital Improvement Jobs Created 274

Tourism Spending Jobs Created 495

Total Employment 2,139

Operating Expenses/Payroll $141,200,000

Capital Improvements$42,700,000

Tourism Spending $47,000,000

Total Economic Impact $230,900,000

2012 Total Economic Impact $202,700,000