St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. “Every single one of them said we need jobs,” says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Denny Coleman, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, says the district would tie together all the individual elements in that area, like Monsanto, the Danforth Plant Science Center, the Helix Center and BRDG Park.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have designated $500,000 for cleanup in the Dellwood-Ferguson area.
The project will bring in $34.2 million in investments. It will retain 388 jobs and create 73 new jobs over the next six years in the St. Louis area.
Devin James was subcontracted through the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley joined several dozen regional leaders Tuesday morning to unveil a new strategic plan for the region’s economic developments.
Through new entity, city and county seek to eliminate local competition and red tape in economic development and retention.