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Dick Fleming

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial could change to the Gateway Arch National Park by July 2018.
(photo by Tim Tolle via Flickr Creative Commons)

As Dick Fleming prepares to leave the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association, and his successor Joe Reagan gets ready to move to town from Louisville, they both took time to join us today on St. Louis on the Air.  You can hear their entire conversation in the archives.  In the meantime, here are some highlights from our conversation with Reagan:

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 30, 2011 - Chamber of Commerce and labor leaders from around Missouri joined in an unusual conference call today to underscore their common quest to win legislative approval of a broad-based economic development package that also revamps the state's tax credit programs.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 20, 2011 - Missouri's Republican legislative leaders were traveling the state Wednesday afternoon, announcing that a deal has finally been reached on an economic development package that also resolves a dispute over the state's tax credit programs.

A key component is $360 million in state tax credits to encourage St. Louis area development related to a proposed cargo hub for Chinese shipments, which would be situated at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

The president and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association will step down by the end of this year.

Dick Fleming made the announcement Thursday.

He will continue to lead the RCGA until the board chooses his successor.

Fleming says the St. Louis region works together much better than it did when he first joined the RCGA back in 1994.

St. Louis can be a health and science mecca

Jul 18, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 18, 2008 - Anheuser-Busch has been sold; another one bites the dust.

But take a closer look and one might see some blips punctuating what many fear may be a flat-line in the landscape of our regional economy.