Greater St. Louis, Inc. today led a delegation of investors and community leaders to Springfield, Illinois, to advocate for regional business priorities with key state elected officials.

Discussion with lawmakers focused on three Greater St. Louis, Inc. public policy priorities that will make the Metro East more attractive to talent and prospective businesses: investing in entrepreneurs, bringing fairness to the state’s legal climate, and supporting policies that strengthen Scott Air Force Base.

“This event showcased not only the passion and commitment of the St. Louis metro’s business community, but our excellent leaders in the Illinois State Capitol who recognize the importance of the St. Louis region,” said Tracy Henke, Greater St. Louis, Inc. Chief Policy Officer. “Our discussion focused on important legislative and policy priorities for the metro that will ultimately make the Metro East a more welcoming place for business growth and talent attraction. Greater St. Louis, Inc., and our investors look forward to working collaboratively on these priorities with Illinois lawmakers.”

The delegation met with House and Senate leadership and representatives from both parties, as well as representatives from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity of the State of Illinois.

Registration is open for the Greater St. Louis, Inc. Day at the Missouri Capitol on April 12.