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South St. Louis County is quietly continuing its economic prosperity without many peaks or valleys.
Stretching from Sunset Hills to Shrewsbury to Oakville, South County has experienced a boom in development over the past 20 years. Interstate 44 is becoming an alternate route to downtown for those wishing to avoid Highway 40.
Glenn Powers, St. Louis County land use manager, said two words can sum up economic development in unincorporated south county: slow and stable.
Two large projects that have cleared the County Council are a Wal-Mart Superstore at Interstate 255 and Telegraph Road and an OfficeMax at Lemay Ferry Road and I-255.
"The trend is …