Ears to Hear and Eyes to See

For the last several months, I have been preaching from the book of regional self-interest about the need to invest in our collective future. I firmly believe in the truth that our region is only as strong as the communities within it, and that if we are going to change the trajectory of St. Louis we need to invest in the communities that have historically been left behind.

Want to Repair St. Louis’ Reputation? Think Big and Long Term

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Among the challenges identified by readers of the St. Louis Business Journal in its AdvanceSTL series, our region’s poor national reputation, largely fueled by our high violent crime rates, was voted number one. It’s been mentioned whether the problem of crime or the perception is […]

How St. Louis Became America’s Comeback City

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Bear with me. If you’re reading this, you might be checking to make sure you haven’t found yourself in an alternate universe. St. Louis is not America’s comeback city in 2022. But if we can get enough of the right heads together on the same […]

The Key to Moving St. Louis Forward is Not Repeating What We’ve Done Before

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. On Tuesday, June 7, the St. Louis Business Journal held its first quarterly AdvanceSTL event examining the top issues preventing the region from achieving greater success. This first event focused on the challenges of attracting and retaining talent in St. Louis. During our own event […]

24:1 Arbor Day Celebration Gets Off the Ground

The 24:1 Arbor Day Celebration takes place Friday, April 22 and includes a visit by local municipal leaders, a generous donation from Ameren for hazardous tree removal, a presentation by the St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page, and tree climbing. Seventh and eighth graders at St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy are getting this […]

St. Louis’ Challenges are a Burden for Business. Here’s How We Address Them.

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. failing schools to troubling crime rates, slow economic growth, and our steady decline in prosperity and national prominence—have placed a significant burden on St. Louis businesses for several decades. These challenges negatively impact the quality of our employment base, our ability to recruit talent from […]

Overcoming Challenges and New Year Success

Home Repair Grants Totaling $9 Million Over 6 Years For the third year in a row, the 24:1 Community Home Repair Program has received $3 million in grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. The funds will help Beyond Housing transform the physical environment by rehabbing existing homes and contribute to the well-being […]

Beyond Housing CEO Chris Krehmeyer Named Titan 100 Recipient

Beyond Housing is honored to announce that President and CEO Chris Krehmeyer was named a 2022 Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes St. Louis’ top 100 C-level executives for their exceptional leadership, vision and passion. “It means so much to have Beyond Housing’s critical work spotlighted among so many other prestigious organizations, and I’m […]