Leaders of 3 St. Louis Business Groups Form New Economic Development Alliance

By on January 31, 2019

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Leaders from business groups, Civic Progress, the Regional Business Council and the St. Louis Regional Chamber have formed a new economic development effort to seek to attract and retain businesses, jobs and talent.

The newly formed St. Louis Regional Economic Development Alliance, a subsidiary of the Chamber, will have its own CEO and board, the Chamber announced Thursday. Suzanne Sitherwood, president and CEO of Spire, will serve as board chair for the alliance.

“With national and international competition for jobs becoming more and more intense, the St. Louis region needs to grow faster than we are today,” St. Louis Regional Chamber Board Chair Tom Minogue, chair of Thompson Coburn, said in a statement. “The Alliance will have strong support from leading businesses to drive regional economic development. And, we’ll work collaboratively with state and local organizations to move the region forward—faster and better than ever before.”

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