• STL Central Corridor Strategy on Target for Region’s Future

    From the Construction Forum STL Blog:  by Dick Fleming, Chairman and CEO of Community Development Ventures, Inc.  St. Louis’ Center City Regeneration Continues: the City’s approval of Tax Increment Finance funding for the City Foundry this week adds...

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  • Ten New Cities Join the City Energy Project

    From Natural Resources Defense Council:  Our cities are hotbeds of innovation and progress when it comes to solving some of the most pressing climate and energy challenges of today. Cities have the ability to convene community leaders...

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  • Six Photos Show an Interstate’s Impact on an American City

    From NextCity:  Michael DeFilippo and the U.S. interstate highway system have something in common: Both turn 60 this year. To commemorate that shared birthday, the St. Louis-based commercial photographer has been documenting the negative impact highways have...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Nicklaus: Job Numbers Revision Puts STL Closer to Peak Employment

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  With a wave of its statistical wand, the Labor Department has changed the narrative about the St. Louis economy for the better. The area just completed its best year for job growth since...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The 10 Trendiest U.S. Cities That You Can Still Afford to Buy In

    From Realtor.com:  Some of us still remember the old Williamsburg, Brooklyn — a sketchy area a stone’s throw from Manhattan, best known for one famous steak house (Peter Luger’s), a large Orthodox Jewish enclave … and lots of empty...

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  • What Derailed Growth in St. Louis?

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch: by Brian S. Feldman, Washington Monthly Editor’s note: Reasons why the St. Louis economy lost momentum vary, but Brian S. Feldman makes a case in the latest edition of The Washington Monthly that...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Real Reason Middle America Should Be Angry

    From Washington Monthly:  Like many “flyover” cities, St. Louis’s decline is not mainly a story of deindustrialization, but of decisions in Washington that opened the door to predatory monopoly. The people of St. Louis weren’t really surprised...

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  • Brookings Study Ranks STL Low in Inclusion, Growth

    by  Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL If you’ve wondered — following the findings of the Ferguson Report — how St. Louis ranks compared to the rest of the nation in terms of White/African American employment, income...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • St. Louis in Top 40 Percent of U.S. Employment

    Unemployment in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area in November placed at 155 out of 387 metropolitan areas tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This put the region in (MO/IL) in the top 40 percent...

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  • The Right Way To Build A Tech City

    From Forbes: Startups should know what differentiates their product from others. Building around an unique strength, a facet that’s difficult to emulate, offers small companies a chance to gain critical mass. New companies should focus on a...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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