A More Collaborative & Focused Approach
Greater St. Louis, Inc. (GSL) combines the strengths of five legacy organizations to unify around a common vision and strategy for fostering inclusive economic growth. AllianceSTL, Arch to Park, Civic Progress, Downtown STL, Inc., and the St. Louis Regional Chamber came together on January 1, 2021, as Greater St. Louis, Inc. Leaders of the new organization will work collaboratively to address the metropolitan area’s challenges and opportunities for broad-based prosperity.
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Our Regional Challenges Demand That We Organize Differently
Benchmarking studies of faster-growing regions across the U.S. underscore why St. Louis must be more collaborative. Fragmentation at many levels has been a fundamental barrier to reversing decades of economic underperformance, stagnant population growth and racial segregation. Greater St. Louis, Inc. represents a best-in-class, evidence-based framework to align, structure and invest our significant resources to create a St. Louis economy that is more competitive, with broader prosperity for all.
8 Initial Strategic Initiatives
Our work will be centered around eight growth-focused initiatives, which will evolve over time to advance the growth of the region. Within each of these initiatives there will be discrete projects and programs that provide opportunities for business and civic leaders to engage.
Recruit businesses to St. Louis
Provide high-quality, objective research and analysis to support economic development and community efforts
Revitalize the urban core
Achieve pro-growth public policy outcomes
Develop multicultural and racially diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs
Champion St. Louis as the global geospatial industry hub
Manage the metro’s national reputation; amplify an authentic and inclusive narrative through stories of people moving the region forward
Substantially increase the number of high-quality jobs in the metro area and reduce racial inequities