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Greater St. Louis, Inc. Helps Secure Pro-Inclusive Growth Legislative Wins in Jefferson City

“The unified voice of the St. Louis business community is being heard clearly in the Missouri Capitol”
May 13, 2022
Tishaura Jones

The Missouri General Assembly today concluded its 2022 Regular Session. Greater St. Louis, Inc. brought the St. Louis business community and Missouri legislators together this session to speak with one voice in support of pro-growth, inclusive policies that will benefit the St. Louis metro.

Greater St. Louis, Inc. helped secure big wins in the state budget, including $125 million for startups via the Missouri Technology Corporation, full funding for Medicaid expansion, nearly $300 million for broadband, $100 million for community revitalization, and $8.7 million for public transit.

“The wins Greater St. Louis, Inc. helped secure this legislative session show that the unified voice of the St. Louis business community is being heard clearly in the Missouri Capitol. We want to thank all the legislators that worked with our team this year,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “With billions in federal stimulus and record state revenue, we stressed the importance of making pro-growth investments in startups, broadband, community revitalization, public transit, and the health of Missourians.”

Greater St. Louis, Inc. also led the effort to secure passage of the R&D Tax Credit, signaling to current and prospective businesses that Missouri is serious about investing in research and innovation.

“These are the types of polices that will help grow the St. Louis metro and Missouri,” added Hall.

Greater St. Louis, Inc. also worked to defeat harmful policies that would have hindered economic growth in the St. Louis metro, including efforts to repeal Medicaid expansion and the motor fuel tax, bills that targeted one of our metro’s most important educational institutions, legislation that would have discriminated against young transgender athletes, and attempts make our public transit system less safe.