What is Greater St. Louis, Inc.?

Greater St. Louis, Inc. is dedicated to St. Louis’ economic growth and prosperity as a global metropolitan region that expands economic opportunity for all. Greater St. Louis, Inc. was formed through the combination of five organizations as of Jan. 1, 2021:

  • AllianceSTL
  • Arch to Park
  • Civic Progress
  • Downtown STL, Inc.
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber

Greater St. Louis, Inc. is a nonprofit investor-supported organization comprised of businesses, institutions and organizations of all sizes that reflect the full diversity of our business community. Through Greater St. Louis, Inc., our civic-minded business leaders plan and invest strategically together. We champion a forward-looking economic vision for the metropolitan region, a focused strategy around which to act collectively as a business community and in partnership with others. We speak with a unified voice, lead with a bold agenda, and act as one metropolitan region anchored by a vibrant urban core. The Greater St. Louis, Inc. model is built on best-in-class examples of how other metro areas like Charlotte, Denver, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh drive economic development.  

What is the geographic scope of Greater St. Louis, Inc.?

Our work covers the 15-county, bi-state St. Louis metropolitan statistical area. We focus our efforts on creating inclusive economic growth in every portion of this region.


How do I get assistance in locating my business in St. Louis?

The St. Louis region is the perfect place for your business to start up, stand out and stay. The Business Attraction team will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect place within the St. Louis region for your business. Please send an email to Maggie Kost, or call (314) 444–1115, to get started.


How do I submit suggestions for STLMade feature stories?

We love sharing stories of innovative, tenacious, big-hearted people living throughout the St. Louis region. Check out our collection of STLMade stories and submit your story idea at thestl.com.  


How can I support Greater St. Louis, Inc.? Can anyone become an Investor?

Realizing our shared vision of meaningful and positive growth for the bi-state metropolitan area will require unprecedented investment, collaboration and participation. We invite businesses of all sizes to engage in our mission. To learn more, visit the Join Us page of this website, or call Margaret Onken at (314) 435–1213.


Are there any benefits attached to my investment?

Greater St. Louis, Inc. offers meaningful opportunities for seasoned and emerging leaders alike to build relationships, acquire knowledge and affect change that will transform our collective future through forums and events. Investors receive timely information about our work and economic development taking place across the region. To learn more, visit the Join Us page of this website, or call Margaret Onken at (314) 435–1213.


As a Greater St. Louis, Inc. investor, can my business participate in a MEWA health coverage plan?

If your business is an investor of Greater St. Louis, Inc., has 2-50 employees, and is located in Missouri, you are eligible for the Missouri Chamber’s Benefit Plan — a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) health coverage model that enables smaller employers to join together and share in the overall claims risk by being part of a larger pool. Find out more from the Missouri Chamber.