Thanks to the St. Louis region’s federal delegation in Missouri and Illinois, our metro area benefits greatly from NDAA.

Congress today passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 61st consecutive year. The $768 billion FY 2022 NDAA authorizes funding for U.S. military programs, including projects that will specifically impact St. Louis’ advanced manufacturing, aerospace and national security sectors.  

“The St. Louis region has a rich history of involvement in military affairs,” said Tracy Henke, chief policy officer, Greater St. Louis, Inc., and president, ChamberSTL. “From the bases in our community, to our direct military partners, to the regional business community who employs veterans, we all have a stake in St. Louis’ defense community. The NDAA delivers for St. Louis, and we applaud the leaders from our congressional delegation who made this year’s NDAA a regional success.”

ChamberSTL, the public policy initiative of Greater St. Louis, Inc., has authored a brief outlining the NDAA and its benefits for our region.