The city of Cape Girardeau is located within the counties of Cape Girardeau and Scott. It covers a total area of 73.79 sq. km. Industries related to advertising, aviation, architecture, automotive, finance, construction, cleaning, dairy, commercial printing, pharmaceuticals, industrial and commercial machinery and insurance, contribute to the economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by hotel, machine shops, libraries, night clubs, recording studios and resale shops enhancing the economy.