• 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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  • Forum Executive Director Addresses Regionalism With KMOX’s Reardon

    Construction Forum STL Executive Director recently appeared on KMOX’s live/podcast series “C-Speak” with radio host Mark Reardon and PNC Bank Regional President Michael Scully. The series is sponsored by PNC Bank. In December of  2017, Construction Forum...

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  • WHITE PAPER: Better Together and Indianapolis: Comparing Fruit Salads

    Regionalism Drill Down White Paper #5 by David Rusk Special to ConstructForSTL “Better Together research shows —that these governments cost the taxpayers approximately $1,600 per capita.  ...

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