• Ron Jackson and Shelley Welsch: Future of the region is better decided together

    Editor’s Note: Ron Jackson, a community activist and volunteer, previously worked for former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo. Shelley Welsch is former mayor of University City. Also contributing were Charlie Dooley, who served as St. Louis County executive from 2003...

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  • VIDEO: Forum Speaker Rusk Delivers STL Regionalism Recommendations

    by Tom Fnan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL On June 12 Construction Forum STL delivered urban scholar David Rusk’s recommendations for building regional collaboration and economic progress in the STL Region in a presentation titled, “NOW What?”....

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  • WHITE PAPER: Home Rule or Room Rule?

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #10 by David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL “Neither St. Louis City nor County could credibly claim to be business-friendly, and the region suffers because of it.   There are more than 90...

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  • WHITE PAPER: Three Things Better Together Got Right

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #11 by David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL When Construction Forum St. Louis asked me to undertake an objective critique of the St. Louis City-County Governance Task Force Report to the Community (January...

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  • WHITE PAPER: Was The BT Plan A Recipe for Financial Feast or Famine?

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #8 by David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL “General sales tax revenue would be collected on a Metro City-wide basis to help support regionally-delivered services including, but not limited to, [a unified police...

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  • SIUE, Madison County Host Economic Seminar for Elected Officials

    From the Riverbender: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Madison County Community and Economic Development (MCCD) co-hosted the Metro East Economic Development Seminar for elected officials on Friday, June 7 on SIUE’s campus The goal of the seminar...

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  • WHITE PAPER: Plan Big, Zone Small; A Regional Approach to STL’s Future

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #9 by David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL Editor’s Note: David Rusk will be returning to St. Louis to speak in front of Construction Forum STL on Wednesday, June 12th. His topic will...

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  • Why Is the St. Louis Metro Area Population Growing So Slowly?

    From The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:  From 2000 to 2018, the population of the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA) increased from 2.68 million to 2.80 million, a cumulative growth rate of 4.7 percent. That’s...

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  • WHITE PAPER: St. Louis County’s Doomed Cities

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #7 By David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL.org Editor’s Note: David Rusk will be returning to St. Louis to speak in front of Construction Forum STL on Wednesday, June 12th. His topic will...

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  • VIDEO: Forum Speaker Chris Chung on Economic Regional Collaboration

    The video below features Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. He provided a tutorial in the math of economic development for a Forum audience on March 29. Chung spoke at the Forest...

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