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Creating Jobs and Expanding Inclusive Economic Growth

Greater St. Louis, Inc. brings together business and civic leaders to create jobs, expand inclusive economic growth and improve St. Louis’ global competitiveness. We are dedicated to St. Louis’ growth and prosperity as a global metropolitan region that expands economic opportunity for all. We speak with a unified voice, lead with a bold agenda and act as one metropolitan region anchored by a vibrant urban core.


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.

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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

Center For Civic Research And Innovation

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


Every Business Has a Place in Creating a Greater St. Louis

Corporate and individual members of the organizations that combined are now Greater St. Louis, Inc. investors. Welcome! The collective voice of the hundreds of investors coming together as around a unified agenda will be heard as a call to action to drive economic growth for the metropolitan region.

Greater St. Louis, Inc. invites businesses, institutions and organizations of all sizes and from both sides of the rivers to get involved. We welcome your ideas on how we can work together to grow the metropolitan region’s economy and make this a vibrant, growing, and welcoming home for all of us.

If you share our vision of inclusive economic growth, we need you. Help us make this vision a reality. Bring your experience and passion to our work. Join us.