economic development http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-contenders-embrace-mantra-jobs-jobs-jobs <p>According to the<a href="http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29189.html"> latest U.S. census figures</a>, St. Louis County is home to close to 30,000 non-farm-related businesses – about one-fifth of Missouri’s total -- that employ at least 546,000 people.</p><p>Add in one-person firms, such as real estate agents or solo-practice lawyers, and the number of county businesses swells to roughly 80,000.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:42 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 38072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs New Agreement Between St. Louis County And Sewer District Promises More Business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-agreement-between-st-louis-county-and-sewer-district-promises-more-business <p>It's being billed as another way to spur economic development in the region.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis County and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District announced Wednesday a new agreement to share software that will track and manage construction permits.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials from the two entities said having one system for permitting will be more cost-effective for both governmental agencies. It will also speed up the process for those seeking permits.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:06:25 +0000 Maria Altman 36522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Agreement Between St. Louis County And Sewer District Promises More Business This Is Chesterfield: "Bedroom" Community Experiences Business Boom http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-bedroom-community-experiences-business-boom <p>Chesterfield received plenty of attention recently <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-st-louisans-weigh-relocating-summer-events-chesterfield" target="_blank">when it snagged two high-profile festivals away from the city of St. Louis</a>. But the hubbub over the Taste of St. Louis and Bluesweek’s exodus may be part of a larger story.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:22:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Is Chesterfield: "Bedroom" Community Experiences Business Boom Robert P. Stupp: Leader In Business And Civic Endeavors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/robert-p-stupp-leader-business-and-civic-endeavors <p>Robert Philip Stupp, a business and community leader for many years died on March 2 after suffering a series of strokes. He was 83 years old.&nbsp;</p><p>Mr. Stupp began his career with the Stupp Companies in 1952, serving as president of several divisions. He became the president and chief executive officer in 1989 and has been serving as chairman of Stupp Bros. Inc. since 2004.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:41:45 +0000 William Schawacker 34136 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Robert P. Stupp: Leader In Business And Civic Endeavors Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-encouraged-sake-all-research <p>Scholars involved in a five-part study that examines the well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region will seek public feedback on their research during a forum on March 3 at the Forest Park Visitor Center. The session, from 2 to 5 p.m., is free, but participants must sign up through the <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-sake-of-all-community-feedback-forum-registration-10316814871" target="_blank">event registration page</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:04:58 +0000 Robert Joiner 33769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research Looking Ahead At 2014, What Can St. Louis Expect? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/looking-ahead-2014-what-can-st-louis-expect <p>As much as we like to think of the New Year as a clean slate, the issues and developments of the years before carry over. With that in mind, today on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> we took a look at what the trends of the past 12 months can tell us about what the St. Louis region can expect in 2014.</p><p>The conversation focused on politics and the economy, with a special focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.</p><p>Guests in studio today were:</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:01:35 +0000 Camille Phillips 32714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Looking Ahead At 2014, What Can St. Louis Expect? Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-nationwide-scramble-missouri-seeks-stand-out-nab-boeings-777x <p>The opportunity was too good to pass up.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Boeing decided to move production of its&nbsp;777X&nbsp;passenger plane out of Seattle, states across the country were eager to offer their services. Missouri's political and business leaders were no exception. &nbsp;They simply couldn't miss out on the chance to cement thousands of high-paying jobs for decades to come.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X 'Border War Cease Fire' Legislation Pre-Filed In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/border-war-cease-fire-legislation-pre-filed-mo-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Kansas City lawmaker is proposing legislation next year to address the so-called "Border War" between Missouri and Kansas over businesses weighing whether to relocate or stay put.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:13:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Border War Cease Fire' Legislation Pre-Filed In Mo. Senate Research On Revitalized St. Louis Neighborhoods Shows Pathways To Renewal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/research-revitalized-st-louis-neighborhoods-shows-pathways-renewal <p>Drive through the streets of St. Louis, and it becomes obvious that some neighborhoods are doing better than others. Overall, population is down in the city and inner ring of suburbs. But there are pockets of growth and renewal that have popped up.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:37:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 30908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Research On Revitalized St. Louis Neighborhoods Shows Pathways To Renewal St. Louis County Council Approves Economic Development Merger, $400 Million Loan To Metro http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-approves-economic-development-merger-400-million-loan-metro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis County Council has green lighted a plan that merges some economic development functions with St. Louis City.</span></p><p>The merger creates the St. Louis Economic Partnership, which among other things will create a central clearinghouse where businesses can find what sites are available and what incentives are offered in both the city and county.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:52:49 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27527 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Approves Economic Development Merger, $400 Million Loan To Metro