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2030 Jobs Plan: Driving a Decade of Inclusive Growth

A draft of the first plan to create a significant number of quality jobs for the entire St. Louis metropolitan area in more than 10 years has been released, and now broader engagement and feedback from the community is needed over the next several months. The draft is known as the STL 2030 Jobs Plan: Driving a Decade of Inclusive Growth.

The draft jobs plan is based on an objective assessment of St. Louis’ macroeconomic performance, distinctive industry strengths, and comparative position relative to peer metro areas. A diverse group of hundreds of community, business, civic, non-profit and economic development leaders participated in working groups and feedback sessions to help shape the recommendations in the plan. International economic development expert Bruce Katz, of New Localism Associates, conducted the research and guided the plan’s development. Civic Progress provided funding to support the project.

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An Actionable Jobs Plan, Not a Report

The draft STL 2030 Jobs Plan focuses on five actionable strategies for the next 10 years. Across all of the strategies, the draft STL 2030 Jobs Plan calls for the St. Louis metropolitan community to make a commitment to work together in bold new ways to create more high-quality job opportunities while also acting with intention so that all residents have access to those opportunities. In this way, a more vibrant and equitable economy can make meaningful contributions to reducing unacceptable racial disparities in our community. The draft jobs plan also includes recommended initiatives within each strategy and specifics on design, finance and implementation.

While a lot of work has gone into developing these data-driven, recommended actions to create more jobs in our metropolitan area over this decade, more conversation is necessary now that a draft has been prepared.

We need your input.

Please take a few moments to download and review the draft of the STL 2030 Jobs Plan.

We Invite Community Feedback

Over the next several weeks we’ll be hosting community forums and conversations to seek feedback about the strategies and initiatives outlined in the draft plan. You can provide feedback through the online comment form, or by registering to attend a virtual community presentation and forum., or by registering to attend a virtual community presentation and forum.

Focus St. Louis
Missouri Historical Society

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and the Missouri Historical Society
Thanks to all who participated.

St. Louis American
5 on your side

Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hosted by the St. Louis American and 5 On Your Side
Thanks to all who participated.

St.Louis Business Journal

Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal
Thanks to all who participated.

STL 2030 Jobs Plan Preview: Five Actionable
Strategies to Drive Positive Change

The STL 2030 Jobs Plan is designed to provide a roadmap for driving the growth of quality jobs, while reducing racial and ethnic disparities in income and wealth. The draft plan presents five actionable strategies, recommended initiatives within each strategy, and concrete specifics on design, finance and implementation. You can download the draft of the full plan here.

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2030 Jobs Action Plan Chart