Downtown St. Louis — the geographic, business, and entertainment center of the St. Louis bi-state region — has real momentum, powered by a mix of announced public and private investments with a value of more than $2.2 billion. Downtown’s residential population has grown by almost 40% over the past decade, adding thousands of new residents. On average, residents are younger and more educated than the metro area. Downtown continues its role as the city’s most important economic anchor, hosting about a quarter of all private sector employment in the city. In progress right now, two game-changing projects include the construction of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Next NGA West and CITYPARK, the new home of St. Louis CITY SC.
Downtown St. Louis is poised for an economic resurgence with Design Downtown STL, the city-adopted comprehensive plan for Downtown St. Louis, and the STL 2030 Jobs Plan, an action plan for inclusive economic growth, as guiding frameworks for Downtown’s next decade.
We invite you to be a part of the momentum.
Downtown St. Louis delivers countless opportunities for businesses, residents and visitors. See and share an overview of everything the metro’s central business district has to offer in our Downtown Market Prospectus.
Downtown St. Louis Fiscal Impact Analysis
Greater St. Louis, Inc. joined together with other Downtown employers, leaders, and residents during a press conference Thursday, August 4, 2022, to call on the City of St. Louis to make a landmark investment to enhance Downtown’s infrastructure and public safety. The call for investment comes as a newly released economic impact study of Downtown commissioned by GSL found that Downtown generates around four times the amount of General Fund revenue compared to estimated General Fund expenditures for services allocated Downtown. Read our press release.
in announced public and private investment
over the last 10 years
Feb 15, 2024 / Public Policy
Progress on GSL-Led Revitalizing Downtowns and Main Streets Act in the Missouri Legislature
Feb 14, 2024 / Press Release