• Economic Alliance is Much-Needed Solution to a Regional Problem

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  When Steve Johnson explains why St. Louis needs a new private-sector economic development organization, he reads a dictionary definition of “alliance.” The word, which appears in the name of the St. Louis Regional Economic...

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  • Regional Chamber makes Chulick Permanent CEO

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Nearly a year after naming former bank executive Tom Chulick as the interim leader of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the organization has made him its permanent CEO and president, eschewing earlier...

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  • Civic Progress, Regional Chamber Back Better Together’s Merger Plan

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Two civic groups on Wednesday threw their weight behind Better Together’s controversial plan to merge the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Civic Progress and the St. Louis Regional Chamber...

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  • St. Louis Spends Millions on Economic Development, With Little Growth to Show

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  The numbers tell a big part of the story: Of 200 cities ranked in 2017, St. Louis finished 152nd in job growth, 142nd in wage growth and 99th in high-tech gross domestic...

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  • New Coalition Aims to Close Racial Unemployment Gap in St. Louis Region

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  The unemployment rate in St. Louis region is the lowest it’s been in 17 years, but that’s only for some people. Unemployment is higher for African-Americans. The Regional Youth Employment Coalition that...

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  • After pitch, Grants Committee reverses decision on St. Louis Regional Chamber funding

    From the Edwardsville Intelligencer:  The Grants Committee of the Madison County Board reversed itself Monday and agreed to recommend giving $30,000 to the St. Louis Regional Chamber after two economic development executives made a pitch for more...

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  • 11 Reasons to Start a Business in St. Louis Right Now

    From Livability:  Ready to start the business of your dreams in an affordable city bursting with creativity and startup energy? St. Louis is the place to make it happen. “Being an entrepreneur in St. Louis right now reminds me...

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  • Commentary: Workforce strategy call to action

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Workforce development is the most critical issue facing the St. Louis regional business community today. According to the St. Louis Community College State of the Workforce 2018 report unveiled this month, the...

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  • Extra Help From Higher Education Could Help Unrust The Rust Belt

    From EQ:  In light of recent news from the STL Regional Chamber’s Venture Capital Overview that the St. Louis’ startup ecosystem is at a critical inflection point, the time may be at hand for the City, the State and...

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  • Civic Leaders Stress Collaboration at Regional Summit

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  If the St. Louis region wants to compete better and notch more wins, it needs to stress regional collaboration. That was a theme highlighted Wednesday at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments...

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