St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2015.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership brings together the economic development agencies from St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis to drive growth, generate prosperity and catalyze investment throughout the region. The Partnership provides a broad range of services, including entrepreneurial support (financing and incubators), business expansion and retention, real estate and community development and international trade support through World Trade Center St. Louis.
Although the city of St. Louis covers just 65 square miles, the four-county metro region is the largest in population in the state of Missouri. St. Louis provides a colorful backdrop for leading companies in plant science, IT, advanced manufacturing and financial services. Nationally ranked hospitals, universities and research centers make the S.t Louis region a magnet for talent in the biosciences and keep the area on the leading edge of advancements in human health.
St. Louis is also home to fine art and history museums and a 90-acre zoo, all free and all located in the city’s treasured Forest Park. Professional sports teams, a world-class symphony and live equity theater round out the picture for those living and working the area.